[fpc-devel] Question on updating FPC packages

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Oct 27 10:46:29 CET 2019

Am 27.10.19 um 10:27 schrieb Michael Van Canneyt:
> If you genuinely believe that micro-optimization changes can make a 
> difference:
> Submit patches. 

As said: I am against applying them. Why? They clutter code and after 
all, they make assumptions about the current target which not might be 
always valid. And time testing them is much better spent in improving 
the compiler and then all code benefits. Another point: for example 
explicit inline increases normally code size (not always but often), so 
it is against the use of -Os. Applying inline manually on umpteen 
subroutines makes no sense. Better improve auto inlining.

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