Would *you* try this? ccache 4 to 5 times faster compiles?

Stefan Vunckx bonkie at skynet.be
Wed Feb 25 23:16:15 UTC 2004


On Wednesday 25 February 2004 23:53, Steven T. Hatton wrote:
> I just found this on my haddrive. I had never heard of it.  Has anybody
> tried it? Any horror stories?
>
> http://ccache.samba.org/ccache/ccache-man.html
>
> ccache
>
>  ccache is a compiler cache. It acts as a caching pre-processor to C/C++
> compilers, using the -E compiler switch and a hash to detect when a
> compilation can be satisfied from cache. This often results in a 5 to 10
> times speedup in common compilations.
>
>  The idea came from Erik Thiele wrote the original compilercache program as
> a bourne shell script. ccache is a re-implementation of Erik's idea in C
> with more features and better performance.
>
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Yes I use ccache. I cant give you exact comparisons on compile speed but I do 
find that my KDE CVS compiles don't always take ages to finish.

FYI Ive set it up using gentoo...

Regards,
Stefan Vunckx

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