Speedy compilers

Kirk Abbott <abbottk@earthlink.net>
6 Nov 1998 16:31:41 -0500

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From: Kirk Abbott <abbottk@earthlink.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 6 Nov 1998 16:31:41 -0500
Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc.
Keywords: performance, comment


Does anyone have any idea as to why the Delphi 3.0/4.0 compiler is so
blindlingly fast ? On my last crude check it was approaching 800
KLOC/minute. Apart from lcc does anyone know of any other fast
compilers for C or Java.

[Turbo C in its early versions was very fast, as was Ken Thompson's
Plan 9 C compiler. Obvious though it may seem, the reason that most
compilers these days are slow is that compile speed isn't a big
priority for most compiler developers, who are more worried about code
quality. -John]

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