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

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Sat Feb 22 19:02:35 PST 2003

On Sat, 22 Feb 2003 00:31:37 +0000 (UTC)
jrh29 at po.cwru.edu (Justin Hibbits) wrote:

> True.  What was I thinking?  Oh well, 8 data and 8 address registers
> are plenty for most applications.  Perhaps they could give us 64 of
> each on the next die? Now THAT'd be great...would you ever have to
> even touch the stack for creating variables? :)

Well, ARM has 4 banks of 16 registers (partially overlapping).

ALL ARM regs are general purpose, even the program counter (EIP to the
X86 unwashed masses). the PC is just automatically incremented every
instruction by 4 bytes.

I believe PPC has 32 registers.
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