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    SubjectRe: gcc-2.95.3 vs gcc-3.0.4
    Andrew Morton writes:
    > Larry McVoy wrote:
    > >
    > > Try 2.72, it's almost twice as fast as 2.95 for builds. For BK, at least,
    > > we don't see any benefit from the slower compiler, the code runs the same
    > > either way.
    > >
    >
    > Amen.
    >
    > I want 2.7.2.3 back, but it was the name:value struct initialiser
    > bug which killed that off. 2.91.66 isn't much slower than 2.7.x,
    > and it's what I use.
    >
    > "almost twice as fast"? That means that 2.7.2 vs 3.x is getting
    > up to a 3x difference. Does anyone know why?

    I'm less concerned about compilation speed than the fact that gcc
    2.95.3 generates buggy code. User-space code that used to work with
    gcc 2.7.2 and egcs 1.1.2 now doesn't. Blech.

    Regards,

    Richard....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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