[Python-Dev] Python & GCC 3.0

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Tue, 19 Jun 2001 16:32:50 -0500

    Neil> Some people say you should avoid PGCC since it generates buggy
    Neil> code.  I don't know if that's true or not.

If nothing else, PGCC almost certainly gets a lot less exercise than the
mainstream GCC code.  Given the statement in the PGCC FAQ that typical
speedups are on the range of 5%:


it doesn't seem like it would be worth the effort to use it in any critical
applications.  Better to just wait for PGCC optimizations to trickle into
GCC itself.