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Re: gEDA-user: Icarus Verilog building from CVS
On Aug 6, 2004, at 7:52 PM, John Sheahan wrote:
- compatibility with other platforms (there are machines other than
x86 boxes out there)
What I'm attempting to do here is fix the build process problems for
non GCC compilers.
What sorts of gains do you hope for, adding more compilers?
- compatibility with compilers whose output is much faster than GCC
Despite its popularity in the x86 world, GCC generates horrid code on
most, if not all, modern RISC platforms. The vendor-supplied compilers
represent a tremendous amount of in-the-know optimization and
well-funded development that is specific to their processor
architectures. The GCC team has been focusing on x86, to the detriment
of other architectures, for years.
Now don't get me wrong...I am anti-commercial-software to the point
where I don't allow most of it to touch my network. But vendor
compilers, for the most part, are really Where It's At(tm) if you want
any real performance out of a modern, fast processor.
Dave McGuire "...it's a matter of how tightly
Cape Coral, FL you pull the zip-tie." -Nadine Miller