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Re: [SLE] GCC3.0 Vs GCC2.96: Query:
  • From: Derek Fountain <fountai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:20:32 +0000
  • Message-id: <200203201420.OAA19876@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I created a libXXX.a with gcc2.96 and gcc3.00:

2.96? SuSE were smart enough to avoid that "release".

libXXX.a - approx. 6.5MB with gcc2.96
libXXX.a - approx. 12.5MB with gcc3.00

Is it general behaviour ?
If its not what is happening and what should I do ??

It does appear to be the general behaviour. There were comments on the KDE
developers list the other day saying that GCC-3.x is three times slower to
compile than 2.95, and produces binaries sometimes twice as big. This is
supposedly due to better inlining, but if there is a speedup from the
resultant binaries it's hard to notice.

If this is progress, I want no part of it! I'm hoping SuSE 8.0 will have both
compilers installed by default.

2:02pm up 14 days, 23:31, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.06, 0.00

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