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From: Tavis Ormandy <taviso@g.o>
To: Sigurd Stordal <sigurd.stordal@××××××××××××.no>
Cc: gentoo-alpha@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] The use of compaq compilers ccc and cxx.
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 07:09:26
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] The use of compaq compilers ccc and cxx. by Sigurd Stordal
On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 05:01:35PM +0100, Sigurd Stordal wrote:
> I've just loaded this compilers, and I just wonder if anyone else has used > them, any packages that don't enjoy this compilers. Are they really very much > better than gcc. >
They really do generate better performing code than gcc, and most packages can be built successfully. I wouldnt reccomend switching from gcc to ccc for shared libraries (like zlib, openssl, etc) at the moment, but most other things should work just great, and give a noticable performance improvement (apache, python, bash, perl, etc). cxx is a little more brittle than ccc, some code will make it dump core, but ccc seems stable and gives very verbose and easy to read error messages if something goes wrong, or it finds some code it doesnt like (much nicer than gcc errors :). the major problem with shared libraries is that applications compiled with gcc that link with them require -lots, this can be solved by adding libots to each library...i have some plans to work around this. -- ------------------------------------- taviso@××××××××××××.org | finger me for my gpg key. ------------------------------------------------------- -- gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-alpha] The use of compaq compilers ccc and cxx. Marc Giger <gigerstyle@×××.ch>