Compiler performance tests on FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT
yanegomi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 21:50:57 UTC 2012
On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Dimitry Andric <dimitry at andric.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently performed a series of compiler performance tests on FreeBSD
> 10.0-CURRENT, particularly comparing gcc 4.2.1 and gcc 4.7.1 against
> clang 3.1 and clang 3.2.
> The attached text file contains more information about the tests,
> some semi-cooked performance data, and my conclusions. Any errors and
> omissions are also my fault, so if you notice them, please let me know.
> The executive summary: clang compiles mostly faster than gcc (sometimes
> much faster), and uses significantly less memory.
> Finally, please note these tests were purely about compilation speed,
> not about the performance of the resulting executables. This still
> needs to be tested.
It would be interesting to see how clang++ performs vs g++ when
dealing with nested classes and with complicated code when trying to
optimize things because the optimizer in g++ apparently has some
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