Performance Comparisons - GCC
It'd be interesting to see some compilation times in the (other than that) great reviews performed by the Phoronix team - there should be a specific couple of GCC-Version, and, say, a Linux Kernel snapshot, which is run with its default config via "cd /usr/src/linux/ && make -j$NUMBEROFTHREAD" (where $NUMBEROFTHREADS could be the same for all test (e. g. 4), or a fixed number per core, to make the banchmarks somewhat future-proof). Then again, there could be a second benchmark, compiling the same Kernel snapshot at the time with the most recently released GCC.
This on one hand would give users a clue about what to buy if they strive to cut compilation times, and on the other hand give insights about the progress of GCC development.
What do you think?
I can't believe noone cares...
We do perform compilation tests in many of our articles using GCC. Primarily we use LAME v3.96.1 as the standard application for compilation; however, we have been testing alternative replacement programs to compile as well.
Colo: what you're asking for is very time-consuming, to say the least.