Compilation Times, Binary Sizes For GCC 4.2 To GCC 4.8
Phoronix: Compilation Times, Binary Sizes For GCC 4.2 To GCC 4.8
Compiler benchmarks at Phoronix commonly look at the performance of resulting binaries while less of a focus is the compilation time and binary sizes. However, a developer has carried out GCC benchmarks of the compilation times and binary sizes in different scenarios for GCC releases going from GCC 4.2 to the upcoming GCC 4.8...
Compilation speed is almost irrelevant.
Only thing that matters is the end result.
In form of accuracy, speed and code size.
I would gladly have a 10 times slower compiler if it was guaranteed to produce 10% faster code on absolute average.
I don't get why compilation speed is such a big deal when binary speed is the final result users will see?
So who cares if the kernel takes 4 minutes or 6 minutes and 10 seconds to compile?
For all of you how do care about speed. Go play with TCC instead. It's an excellent compiler/assembler/linker.