Subject: Re: Compiling fast on a VAX?
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/25/2007 22:28:39
On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 07:24:11PM -0400, Lord Isildur wrote:
> i spoke sloppily. i meant (and elsewhere in that mail mentioned) the 
> old-bsd libc that was used, long ago, with pcc on berkeley systems, and
> which grew in much the same environment and from much the same origins as 
> pcc. When the pcc/gcc thread came up in the past, one of the big 
> performance issues was that the old libc in 4.3bsd was faster (and looser
> when it came to protections and checking)- this had thrown off results 
> from benchmarking a lot of programs, because gcc's optimization wasnt 
> always better enough to overcome the slowness in gnu libc.

I still don't get it: we do not (and never have) shipped "gnu libc".