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Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts

On Mon, 29 Nov 1999, Joey Hess wrote:

> > A better test is to use gzip on a large file from cache or some other
> > integer program.
> Well I tried that some time ago and I was unable to find any significant
> speed differances. (Although making sure gzip gets the large file from cache
> is a PITA).

I remember the Stampede people claiming quite a gain on gzip with pgcc vs
gcc? Could their results simply have been tainted by the fact that gcc
2.7.2 is really bad? :>


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