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Old 05-28-2002, 01:17 AM   #1
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Compiler question

does anyone have any experience with a faster C/C++ compiler for linux...gcc is somewhat pokey...
Old 05-28-2002, 01:25 AM   #2
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try going to and do a search on compiler. it came up with lots of results you can look/try out. i stick with gcc, works for me like a charm and i don't think its usually the compiler, more the machine your compiling on.
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thanks for the tip...i'll check it out; however, for the record i'm trying to test and tweak a wxWindows project on a dual boot box (98se/Linux). it takes more than twice as long for the freakin' thing to compile with gcc 3.1 compared to VC++. This last run (still running) is at 37 minutes, and the project isn't really THAT can imagine that recompiling and testing is unbearable...
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it must be your machine, i have an Athlon XP 1600+ and gcc can build itself (bootstrap) in about 20 minutes. glibc built in 32.

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gcc 3.1 is known to take longer to compile stuff, but i've heard it produces faster code than gcc 2.95.x

also, gcc 3.1 is more standards compliant

however, u could always try icc (from intel). i've heard it produces very fast code in some cases, but i have no idea about the compile times


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