[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Nov 12 11:10:23 CST 2003

On Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 12:06 PM, Michael Still wrote:
>> Actually, it's so my son can compile his Linux-based projects for 
>> school.
>> Doing them on his Linux laptop is pretty slow, and if cross-compiling 
>> them
>> on the Challenge would be faster-enough to make up for the set-up 
>> time, it
>> might be a win.  His code is in C++, I think, and the run target is
>> Linux-on-i386.  Obviously, he wouldn't be able to run the stuff on the
>> Challenge, but if the compilation/linking step were fast ehough, it 
>> would
>> make up for it.
> Is there any reason he just can't do most of the dev work on the sgi 
> (iterative compiles) rather than the linux and only compile once for 
> the linux after most debugging is done? If its pretty standard c++ (or 
> c) I would do that and live with compiling once or twice on a slow 
> machine.

   This is an excellent suggestion, as it also teaches portable coding.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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