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RE: i686-pc-cygwin on an i586
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:34:41 -0000
- Subject: RE: i686-pc-cygwin on an i586
On 27 January 2006 15:36, James McLaughlin wrote:
> Cygwin contains several files/folders with names including the string
> "i686-pc-cygwin". I'm using it on an i586, and I've been wondering if I'm
> supposed to be - should I have deduced from this name that there would be
> problems trying to use Cygwin on a 586? (I do have a few problems when
> using Cygwin, such as gcc-g++ being very slow to compile, but for all I
> know that could just be because I've got a very slow machine)
Nope, don't worry about it, that's a bit of a red-herring. By default, the code gcc generates is good for everything from '486
up. The instruction scheduling and choice of which instructions to use may be tuned to be optimal for a 686 and so may be
less-than-optimal on a '586, but there should not be any actual backward-compatibility issues.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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