whole-program optimisation the hard way
Posted May 18, 2006 8:16 UTC (Thu) by job
In reply to: whole-program optimisation the hard way
Parent article: Some patches of interest
I think the poltics nix refers to is that if gcc writes down intermediate representations to disk you suddenly have a perfect opportunity to extend gcc with non-free software. One of the reasons gcc has been the most successful free compiler is that new architectures and optimizers has to go in via free code, if you had the ability to swap out the back end that would not have happened.
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