Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/10/28/13:47:09

From: Bram Stolk <bram AT nuson DOT nl>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: FYI: speed of Allegro/DJGPP
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:01:25 +0100
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Elliott Oti wrote:

> IMO an important bottleneck in the speed of gcc is the fact that the
> preprocessor, compiler, assembler and linker are all separate programs
> that communicate via temp. files, making disk IO speed the bottleneck.

This is definately NOT a gcc bottleneck.
It is a DJGPP bottleneck.

Gcc on a proper OS (read: UNIX) supports the -pipe flag.
Check out the gcc man pages.

With this option, a preprocessor, compiler, assembler, linkerloader are
all started simultaneously, and communicate with IPC (pipes).

This is especially a very cool option to use if you have a
machine, and enough ram.

I used to compile my sources with DJGPP.
Now I crosscompile them from Linux, WITH the -pipe flag.
Together with the much better filesystem linux has, my
compilation times have almost vanished :-)


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