[fpc-devel] Re: Faster Implementation for IntToStr

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 16:06:14 CEST 2012

On 03/09/12 14:05, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Except that modifying the compiler to generate highly-optimised code for
> specific high-level tasks is probably more work than having a fragment
> of assembler that needs to be written once per target CPU.

And writing the assembler for that one task fixes ONE problem, but still 
needs to be rewritten for all other target CPU's. Improving the 
assembler generated by FPC improves many tasks at once.

But yes I know optimisation is a difficult topic.

   - Graeme -

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