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Re: Use Bohem's GC for compiler proper in 4.1?


Robert Dewar <dewar@adacore.com> writes:

| Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
|   countries with obscure machines that escaped from Middle Age.
| > While I know a bit of third-wrld, I have also been working in some
| > western
| > European countries for a sufficiant time to say that, well, far many real
| > machines used there for work in univeristies and research labs still
| > don't go beyond 512Mb memory; and they really would love to use GCC and GCC
| > should be usable on those machines.
| 
| And it would seem a great project for those with such limited machines to
| concentrate their efforts on making improvements in this area.
| 
| And of course we all agree on improving memory usage where possible, since
| this often corresponds to improving performance even on giant machines,
| 
| But I doubt that projects to buy small linear gains in memory usage
| are mainstream very worthwhile in the long run (non-linear gains are
| *always* worth going after by contrast).

I wasn't aware that people were exclusively concentrating on small
linear gains. 

-- Gaby


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