[fpc-devel] FPC/Lazarus Rebuild performance

Sergei Gorelkin sergei_gorelkin at mail.ru
Sat Sep 11 16:43:05 CEST 2010

Michael Van Canneyt пишет:

>> One idea that comes at this point is to put PPU data directly into 
>> object files, so the number of output files is reduced plain twice. 
>> The PPU data could be placed into a section that is ignored by linker. 
>> However I don't know is this is possible for all platforms.
> Not each platform may support this, so if you want to go down this path, 
> why not do the opposite, as Delphi ? Putting the .o data at the end 
> allows the compiler to simply not read that data when reading the PPU. 
> Only when actually linking do you need to extract all .o data from the 
> ppus.
That is an option, too. But given that linking typically takes place at every build (as opposed to 
compiling), I am afraid that total number of file operations on platforms without builtin linker 
won't be noticeably less than it is currently.


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