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Re: [Tinycc-devel] tcc bootstrap

From: Thomas Preudhomme
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] tcc bootstrap
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:18:41 +0800
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Le 2014-03-10 07:27, Patrick Lauer a écrit :
On Sunday 09 March 2014 17:12:11 Christian Jullien wrote:

I think Patrick summarized things very well.

Ok, using gcc -O3 you can generate a tcc that compiles faster any program
than tcc compiled with itself.

That is mildly funny, but not unexpected ...

And I think that is the main reason why we don't compile tcc with tcc. I believe it's important to keep the possibility to demonstrate that tcc is capable enough to compile itself but I don't think we should do it by default. The most important use case for tcc is to use it for development because it's fast to compile programs. If tcc were to be compiled by itself it would be less fast (yet still quite fast) so there is not much interest in doing so.

Best regards,


P.S.: Hi Patrick :)

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