Subject: Re: More on Pentium gcc
To: Jeff Thieleke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 04/22/1996 07:10:50
I noticed a lot of the people benchmarking have been using gzip -9;
what are the results like for ordinary gzip? The CPU usage patterns
are different, you know.
I'd also like to hear how nroff does.
BTW, 5-10% reduction in code size and 5-10% improvement in speed is
still very worthwhile.
Jeff Thieleke writes:
> > gzip isn't a good test. I'll run hint and see how things go, and put
> > graphs up on my web site.
> Possibly, but since the PWG uses gzip as its demonstration of the
> optimization of gcc, I wanted to see how well it held up.
> "GZIP-1.24 is 30% faster on unzipping, and with some experimental
> version of PGCC, its 35% faster!"
> Since I only saw an improvement of 11% on unzipping, I will be interested
> on how your benchmark turns out.
> Jeff Thieleke