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    Phoronix: GCC 5.0 Compiler Might Be On The Way

    GCC developers have brought up the topic of tagging a GCC 5.0 release soon based upon recent changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyMjA

  • #2
    stupid OSS moves as always

    Instead of making real progress they seem to be drooling over stupid version number.

    Who cares about LRA, NBA, C++ internals etc ?

    I want PERFORMANCE ( of the compiler as wall as compiled code) and good, defined user interface.

    I couldn't care less if it is written in brainfuck and uses random code generation.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
      Instead of making real progress they seem to be drooling over stupid version number.
      Or, you know - they spend hours each day working on the compiler, and take a break for five minutes to argue on the mailing list.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Delgarde View Post
        Or, you know - they spend hours each day working on the compiler, and take a break for five minutes to argue on the mailing list.
        Well then, that puts whole thing in entirely different perspective. Why don't they go for 6.0 to make bigger impact then ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
          Well then, that puts whole thing in entirely different perspective. Why don't they go for 6.0 to make bigger impact then ?
          They could also hire a troll, are you employed?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mark45 View Post
            They could also hire a troll, are you employed?
            No, but I just couldn't survive that competition...
            Last edited by Brane215; 11-06-2012, 03:40 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
              No, but I just couldn't survive that competition...
              Don't be shy, you're doing a good work here.

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              • #8
                It seems so obvious to everybody, but ...

                What is "reload" ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by orzel View Post
                  What is "reload" ?
                  My point EXACTLY. WTF really cares outside developer circle ?

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                  • #10
                    Well, let me google that for you...

                    Originally posted by orzel View Post
                    What is "reload" ?
                    What is reload?

                    Reload is the GCC equivalent of Satan. See [gccsource:reload.c], [gccsource:reload1.c], and [gccsource:reload.h] if you have a brave soul. (You'll probably also wind up looking at [gccsource:local-alloc.c] and [gccsource:global.c], the register allocator proper.)
                    http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/reload

                    In short t seems to be a bit of code that has become magic, that is it does loads of thing, but noone has really any knowledge anymore of how, and sometimes why. This makes the code hard to maintain and optimize. So getting rid of reload is probably one large step towards a cleaner codebase that is easier to understand, easier to maintain, and easier to optimize. So maybe getting rid or reloaded is for the maintainers of GCC the foothold to be able to get more performance out of GCC, resulting in what our little troll screams for.

                    Edit: so yeah, I care mostly because it is exiting what this means for the future.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Xake View Post
                      Edit: so yeah, I care mostly because it is exiting what this means for the future.
                      You mean like compiler sources that their developers actually fully understand ? Or at least this bit (who knows what else is in state of kludge) ?

                      How exciting !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
                        You mean like compiler sources that their developers actually fully understand ?
                        On the second thought - is this even allowed under L/GPL licence ?

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