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Re: incremental compiler project


Manuel> The overall goal of the project is worthwhile, however, it is unclear
Manuel> whether the approach envisioned in the wiki page will lead to the
Manuel> desired benefits. See http://tromey.com/blog/?p=420 which is the last
Manuel> status report that I am aware of.

Yeah.  I stopped working on that project when my manager at the time
asked me to work on gdb instead.

I think the goal of that project is still relevant, in that C++
compilation is still just too darn slow.  Projects today (e.g., firefox)
still do the "include the .cc files" trick to get a compilation
performance boost.

On the other hand, I'm not sure the incremental compiler is the way to
go.  It is a complicated approach.

Perhaps better would be to tackle things head on; that is, push harder
for modules in C and C++ and fix the problem at its root.

Tom


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