"Dependent on" ???
Posted Feb 28, 2007 12:19 UTC (Wed) by k8to
In reply to: "Dependent on" ???
Parent article: Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
Thanks for all that, a fascinating read.
Here is an unfair nitpick:
> You probably won't see huge improvements in speed on targets like
> i386 without someone rewriting the register allocator and reload
> pass, probably the most hairy thing left and a creature of a
> different era.
Indeed, I'm busy noticing how much _slower_ gcc has gotten in generated-code speed on i386 over the last few cycles. I'm definitely behind the times here, as I bothered to try doing a bunch of cross-release cross-feature timings for various performance sensitive code recently as I got a new amd64 box. The surprise was gcc 3.x generated code was much faster (5-20%) across the board. Not what I was expecting at all.
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