40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Nov 25 19:05:27 PST 2003


On Wednesday 26 November 2003 13:25, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 03:07:55PM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > What about the newer version of gcc? That is considerably slower than
> > previous versions, but I don't see people screaming to have it removed.
>
> Uh... you must not know what you are talking about.  GCC *COMPILES*
> slower as it does a better job of optimizing (which adds time to the
> compiling time).  The produced optimzied binaries have quicker
> *RUN-TIME*s.

I'm talking about compile time.

> Why would any one want to call for a compiler to be removed that produces
> faster binaries??

Ahh, why indeed..

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