Potential Speedup - gcc-3.2.x compiling large c++ projects

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Thu Feb 20 13:49:03 PST 2003


On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 20:09:01 +0000 (UTC)
jrh29 at po.cwru.edu (Justin Hibbits) wrote:

> > The ARM3 would blow the socks of a 68K anyday... ;-)
> > 
> > ARM are RISC processors.
> 
> Maybe so, but I said CISC, and in my book, 68k is the best CISC
> processor in existence.

:-)

>  Probably because the instruction set is so
> clean, and it has just enough registers to get stuff done, not too
> little, not too many that you lose track of everything.

No such thing as too many registers... Mmmmm. registers...

> And, my
> favorite derivative is the CPU32, specifically the 68336 MCU.  You
> can't get much better than a 68k with everything onboard(i.e. serial,
> chip selects, programmable interrupts, A/D converters, on-board timer
> processor, timer unit....am I missing anything?)

Many recent ARM CPUs are designed like this... good and bad, IMO.

>  Check out the docs
> if you're curious. Btw, motorola literature is always free :)

Indeed.

> Hmm, this is quickly getting off topic, but, oh well, noone's
> complained...yet.

We should probably move to lfs.chat though... but Im lazy and
Shit^H^H^Hylpheed doesnt do fup2... ;-)
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