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Re: To 64 or Not to 64?

Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:
> On 02/28/2011 01:36 AM, Miles Bader wrote:
>> Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net>  writes:
>>>> I do program development, compiles, etc. and have to say that for me
>>>> 64-bit is definitely faster, to wit:
>>> Have you tried Tiny CC?  When it's sufficient for the task, it's compile
>>> times are pretty fast.
>>> http://global.phoronix-test-suite.com/?k=profile&u=staalmannen-18107-15267-29041
>> Note that the guy who did that didn't use _any_ optimization flags --
>> not even -O -- so the result doesn't have much connection with reality
>> (without -O, many compilers won't even _try_ to produce good code).
>> Unfortunately that sort of idiocy seems all too typical for benchmarking
>> at Phoronix...
> A fast compiler is *always* useful during development.

A fast compiler is sometimes useful, but the problem is that in this
case the guy misinterpreted the results, and came to the conclusion that
tcc was also a _better_ compiler -- which it most certainly isn't -- and
then started telling everybody that...


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pinning you underneath.  At night the ice weasels come.  --Nietzsche

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