[kde-solaris] [kde-discuss] Gentle Question

Mats Rojestal mats.rojestal at bredband.net
Mon May 12 23:06:04 CEST 2008

Hi Shawn,

Thats interesting, why don't join forces with GNU and speed up
gcc/g++ sparc backend?
The Sun Studio C++ ABI difference will have a negative impact
on Sun/Solaris in the long run.

Regards Mats Röjestål

Shawn Walker skrev:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Mats Rojestal
> <mats.rojestal at bredband.net> wrote:
>>  I can't figure out what the advantage of using sun compilers is,
>>  maybe a death wish. My simple observations from gcc 4.x.x performance is
>>  that it's not inferior to other compilers.
>>  Solaris is not a major player in the OS market and making it harder to
>>  port software to Solaris isn't really a good idea.
> It's simple. The GNU C++ complier produces binaries that are not ABI
> compatible with Sun Studio compilers.
> In addition, it produces code that is up to 50% slower on SPARC, and
> often slower on x86.

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