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Long GCC Bootstrap Times

Yikes! GCC 3.4 takes 3 hrs 35 mins to bootstrap C/C++/Java on my machine compared to 2 hrs 30 mins for GCC 3.3 - that's an increase of 40% in compilation times between adjacent releases! Not good.

That said, improving compilation times is already a high priority item identified by the GCC maintainers, so by the time 3.4 is released, we should hope to see much better times.

Two clean bootstraps and a libjava testsuite run - and more than 8 hours of my weekend were gone. Uggghhh! :-(

(Originally posted on Advogato.)

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