[svlug] compilers [was: Exim on Red Hat 8.0]

Florin Andrei florin at sgi.com
Mon Jan 13 10:29:35 PST 2003

On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 00:15, Dale Harris wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 11:38:20PM -0800, William R Ward elucidated:
> > 
> > It's the traditional standard Unix MTA, and it's the MTA of choice for
> > all the commercial Unix flavors.  Since I view Linux as just another
> > flavor of Unix, I don't mess with the core software.  That's also why
> > I prefer nvi over vim, and bind over any alternative.
> Jeez, I guess you better use the vendor supplied C compiler instead of
> gcc, too.  To be completely consistent.

Sometimes, that actually makes sense. In pretty much any benchmark
and/or real-life test i've tried, MIPSPro C/C++ with -IPA
(Inter-Procedural Analysis) turned on blew the heck out of gcc for 64
bit code.

Now, of course, take this with a grain of salt, given my
employer-inflicted bias. :-) (no, really, it's true, i started with the
opposite bias, but i changed my mind after seeing the numbers)

Florin Andrei

"Were any orcs or 'dark men' offered coalition positions
in King Aragorn's cabinet, at the end of the War of the Ring?
Was Mordor given a benign Marshall Plan?" - David Brin

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