Fergus Henderson
Sat Jan 24 07:53:00 GMT 1998

On 23-Jan-1998, root <> wrote:
> I thought it would be interesting to see the benchmarks of different compilers
> with all optimizations turned on.

Yes, this is interesting.  But it would be more useful if you also
listed exactly which options you used for each compiler.

> o The relatively bad performance of egcs is surprising.

I have heard that ECGS's treatment of exception handling imposes some costs,
even for C code which doesn't use exceptions.  I think there is an option
to turn it off, which reportedly improves performance significantly.

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