Subject: Re: The Intel C++ compiler
To: Jesper Louis Andersen <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/28/2003 13:31:56
"Jesper Louis Andersen" wrote:

> Quoting Chuck Yerkes (
> > Yeah, and that's a big issue.
> > 1) it's for linux
> > 2) the license, afair, prevents its inclusion
> > 3) it runs on 1 of the 500 some platforms that netbsd runs on ;)
> In the vain hope its extended warnings could ligthen up some dark
> spots in the code, it might be worth a try to use it on the tree. The
> question here would not be inclusion but rather tree-pruning.

I've used an older version of it to fix some errors in the NetBSD
kernel.  Unfortunately the resulting kernel didn't run for reasons
that I didn't track down at the time.

Newer versions of icc should be able to build NetBSD userland.  I
did get md5 working once, and it was something in the order of 25-30%
faster than an md5 built with gcc 2.95.3 for it's speed check mode
(it's -t option) on a 700MHz PIII that I was using at the time.

Simon Burge                            <>
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