Subject: Re: The Intel C++ compiler
To: Jesper Louis Andersen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 12/28/2003 13:31:56
"Jesper Louis Andersen" wrote:
> Quoting Chuck Yerkes (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > 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 <email@example.com>
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