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Re: dragonegg in FSF gcc?


Duncan Sands wrote:

I hope it was clear from my email that by "gcc" I was talking about the gcc
optimizers and code generators and not the gcc frontends.  If the dragonegg
project shows that feeding the output of the gcc frontends into the LLVM
optimizers and code generators results in better code, then gcc can always
change to using the LLVM optimizers and code generators, resulting in a better
compiler.  I don't see how this is gcc the compiler shooting itself in the foot.

Note that better code is just one aspect of compiler quality :-) One should be sure to make this judgment over a significant body of code,
and not just on some bogus benchmarks :-)



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