[rescue] Why gcc exists - Re: Help with SunFire V240 Server
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Thu Apr 11 21:10:40 CDT 2013
On 11 Apr 2013, at 22:04, "Phil Stracchino" <alaric at metrocast.net> wrote:
> On 04/11/13 13:25, John Floren wrote:
>> gcc really likes to be helpful and optimize for you. We've found that
>> sometimes, it'll optimize out entire loops and function calls, whether we
>> wanted them executed or not!
> I compiled an in-house application with gcc, and was amazed how tiny the
> resulting executable was given the sixty-page functional spec for the
> application and the eighty megabytes of source code.
Now THAT'S optimised!
> When we ran it, we
> later discovered that instead of performing all the fanciful things our
> VP of Marketing had specified that it should do, it had simply put out a
> contract on the VP of Marketing. They got him on his way home two days
> later, and it only cost 11% of the marketing budget.
> Needless to say, I was highly impressed. It really was a far more
> elegant solution to the problem at hand. I would totally use this
> compiler again in similar circumstances.
> Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
> alaric at caerllewys.net alaric at metrocast.net phil at co.ordinate.org
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