[Mono-list] mcs compiles on linux. Now what?

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Sat, 9 Mar 2002 11:06:50 +0100

On 03/08/02 Joe Tennies wrote:
> BTW: I know it's all nice and good to get all this profiled info and speed
> things up, but is it getting us closer to complete self hosting?  I guess I
> really don't know, but I'd assume not.  Is this profiling getting us closer
> to a feature complete mono environment?

I can assure you that being able to compile the compiler in less than 3
minutes instead of more than 10 helps a lot in getting us self-hosting.
And when that is the result of just one day of profiling and hacking
it looks like time well spent. The patches that went in were not
micro-optimizations that I agree are not useful at this point
(though some that gave small speed benefits were more corrections for
sloppy coding).


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