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    SubjectRe: GCC speed (was [PATCH] Isapnp warning)
    Daniel Phillips <phillips@arcor.de> wrote:
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    > As for compilation speed, yes, that sucks. I doubt there's any rational
    > reason for it, but I also agree with the idea that correctness and binary
    > code performance should come first, then the compilation speed issue should
    > be addressed.

    No. Compilation inefficiency directly harms programmer efficiency and the
    quality and volume of code the programmer produces. These are surely the
    most important things by which a toolchain's usefulness should be judged.

    I compile with -O1 all the time and couldn't care the teeniest little bit
    about the performance of the generated code - it just doesn't matter.

    I'm happy allowing those thousands of people who do not compile kernels all
    the time to shake out any 3.2/3.3 compilation problems.


    Compilation inefficiency is the most serious thing wrong with gcc.

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