Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    14,659

    Default Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

    Phoronix: Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

    A FreeBSD developer has carried out a series of performance tests to explore the impact that LLVM/Clang as the default FreeBSD compiler has on FreeBSD 10 in its current form. The Clang compiler performance was compared to GCC 4.2.1 and GCC 4.7.1. Clang mostly comes out ahead of GCC on FreeBSD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3NjI

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Slovenia
    Posts
    389

    Default

    What a surprise

    "Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM": So FreeBSD uses less RAM, when compiled with Clang.
    Last edited by LightBit; 09-05-2012 at 02:40 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    43

    Default

    Ok it builds faster and uses less RAM, what about the compiled binary?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonzest View Post
    Ok it builds faster and uses less RAM, what about the compiled binary?
    Why should that matter at all? (/sarcasm)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,125

    Default

    this article is pure troll candy [from the gcc vs clang POV the article is fine]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    111

    Default

    Another article mentioning GCC, Clang and FreeBSD?


  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Default Options?

    Well leaving aside the question of whether compilation speed is really a more important goal than the quality of the produced executable (size, performance, correctness), not knowing the optimisation switches used makes the data less useful. Perhaps I missed it in the mailing list post?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •