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On November 23, 2001 07:56 pm, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> At 18:30 23/11/01, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> >On November 23, 2001 02:59 pm, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > > At 13:51 23/11/01, war wrote:
> > > >You should use gcc-2.95.3.
> > >
> > > That's not true. gcc-2.96 as provided with RedHat 7.2 is perfectly fine.
> > >
> > > gcc-3x OTOH is not a good idea at the moment.
> >
> >Do you have any particular reason for saying that?
>
> I haven't done any measurements myself but from what I have read, gcc-3.x
> produces significantly slower code than gcc-2.96. I know I should try
> myself some time... but if that is indeed true that is a very good reason
> to stick with gcc-2.96.

If it does I certainly haven't noticed it. I think we managed to get 2.4
running slower than 2.2 for a while, and we all ran those kernels anyway,
whether we had to or not, right?

If there is a performance hit, it's not enough to worry about.

--
Daniel
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