Re: 500mhz Alpha

Marc Singer (elf@netcom.com)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 12:13:34 -0800 (PST)

> > Is GCC going to able to build optimized code that would offer the same
> > performance as code compiled under DEC's UNIX.
> >
> > -Jack de Valpine
> >
> This is, of course, the big question, and my answer is "I doubt it".
> I'm hoping that GCC does _pretty_well_, and I am _expecting_ to have
> to buy a commercial compiler for fortran.

This has been discussed several times on this list. It appears that
the DEC optimizer is better at scheduling instructions than the GCC
optimizer. Even so, OSF binaries run faster on Linux than they do on
OSF.

-- Marc Singer

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