[fpc-pascal] gcc beats fpc again

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed May 23 10:55:28 CEST 2007

On 23 mei 2007, at 10:39, Bisma Jayadi wrote:

> Of course it's very relevant since they are all using same algorithms

No, because there are lot of ways to implement a single algorithm. Do  
you use ansistrings, shortstrings, arrays of char, or pchars? Do you  
use getmem or dynamic arrays? Do you use reference or value  
parameters (with or without "const")? Do you use virtual methods,  
function pointers or case statements?

Most of the discussions I've seen on irc about these benchmarks were  
at least about ways to tweak the Pascal code so it became faster  
(either because the compiler can then optimize it better, or because  
you are using lower level features which you probably wouldn't use  
when writing a production application rather than a website  
benchmark). This has little to do with how the compiler performs in  
real world situations.


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