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Re: Compilation speed

From: Mario Lang
Subject: Re: Compilation speed
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:25:37 +0200
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Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu> writes:

> On 8/6/20 8:20 AM, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
>> And then ./configure takes 19 seconds, and that's fully single-threaded,
>> I believe?  And...  I'm guessing there's no way to get that to be
>> multi-threaded?
> You'd either have to rework Autoconf to make it multiprocess
> (difficult) or split configure.ac into pieces and run several
> './configure' pieces in parallel (this might be doable but would still
> be tricky).

The "speed" of autoconf is probably the reason why its adoption rate is
falling.  I remember insisting on using autoconf for many years, just
because.  Until I figured out CMake 3.x.  I will never write an autoconf
script again, never.

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