[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC statusy

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 26 12:41:42 CET 2012

On 26.12.2012 05:42, Martin Schreiber wrote:
>> Another thing would be an
>> fpc compiler daemon which stays in memory between compilations and keeps
>> also ppus loaded.
> AFAIK  Delphi 7 does not need such an approach so I hope there is room for
> optimizations in FPC.

Did you even read what we wrote? The mere fact that FPC's backend is 
more seperated from it's frontend than Delphi's was till XE2 is very 
likely one of the biggest performance problems FPC has. And this must be 
compensated in unusal ways like Florian described. Otherwise you'd need 
to go back to the way that pre-1.9 FPC worked and I don't think anyone 
of the FPC devs wants that. You'd basically need to rewrite the complete 
compiler as it is currently geared towards that seperation.


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