[MDavies@acclaimstudios.co.uk: RE: [Algorithms] A word to the wise]

Michael Vance briareos@lokigames.com
Tue Sep 19 10:16:00 GMT 2000


I thought gcc members might enjoy seeing the virtue of their design
decisions extolled.

m.

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From: Matthew Davies <MDavies@acclaimstudios.co.uk>
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Subject: RE: [Algorithms] A word to the wise
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 17:32:10 +0100
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GNU compilers are split up into front-ends and back-ends.  The compiler will
generate an intermediate code from both C and C++.  To compile to assembler,
the back-end then converts the intermediate code into the PS2 MIPS code.
This basically means that by writing the back-end as efficient as possible,
both C and C++ compilers will act the same as they would on any other
platform.  Therefore, you can trust the C++ compiler on the PS2.

Matt.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicolas Serres [ mailto:nicolas.serres@chello.fr ]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 17:16
> To: gdalgorithms-list@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Algorithms] A word to the wise
> 
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> 
> 
> 
> > Can't justify using it on PS2? I thought that the PS2 dev. 
> kits come with
> a
> > (GNU) C++ compiler?
> 
> It starts going more and more off topic.. Anyway, it's a 
> critical point for
> most engines planned as cross-platform ones but developped on 
> the PC first.
> 
> IIRC, sony did not guarantee _any_ C++ compilation with their standard
> toolset, althought their gcc-based compiler understands c++ 
> far better that
> any non-gcc-based C++ commercial compiler (ie: bugwarrior).
> 
> Using strange C++ on a new japanese console has always been 
> an issue because
> japanese software big names use C, so _you_ are basically the 
> beta tester of
> the compiler. You have to include the compiler bugfixing 
> delays in your
> planning, and of course be prepared to change some portions 
> of your code to
> match what won't be supported soon..
> 
> --
> Nicolas
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