[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 26 12:44:39 CET 2012

On 26.12.2012 10:16, luiz americo pereira camara wrote:
> 2012/12/25 Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com>:
>> On 25.12.2012 19:30, Dimitri Smits wrote:
>>> ----- Oorspronkelijk e-mail -----
>>>> Van: "Florian Klaempfl" <florian at freepascal.org>
>>> I'm guessing that is NOT on a Windows platform? Every full build (it has
>>> been a while) I've ever done of the compiler on windows was at least a few
>>> minutes.
>> That's likely because of the slower process startup time of Windows. Also
>> the GNU utilities we use (make, etc.) aren't the fastest on Windows either.
>> Also command line output can slow down things dramatically (cmd.exe or the
>> PowerShell aren't that fast).
> I always wondered if adapting fpmake to produce make files with native
> commands like DEL or COPY instead of rm.exe and cp.exe in windows
> would have any performance benefit. Is this worth the trouble?

Note: what's producing the Makefiles is fpcmake not fpmake (this are two 
different programs)

I'd better wait until fpmake(!) is useful enough to (nearly) completely 
replace the Makefiles and then we can check how to optimize stuff.


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