Building 2.2 with the Intel icc compiler

Scherer, Bill Bill.Scherer at
Tue Feb 26 16:07:02 EST 2002

I was able to build Python2.2 with the intel compiler. I had 
discussed this with an IBM compiler engineer at LinuxWorld 
recently. He had doubts that it would afford any significant 
speedup to running Python code.

I did some simple timing tests on a few of the test suite tests 
and they confirmed said engineer's expectations. I don't have any 
specifics; my initial tests showed no reason to get excited.

That said, I'm no whiz with a c compiler, and YMMV...

On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Ted Drain wrote:

> Has anyone built Python 2.2 with the new Intel C/C++ compiler icc?  I
> configured Python and then edited the Makefile by hand to use icc and icc
> options.  Python builds but the modules all report errors (and then remove
> themselves).
> This compiler generates code that is roughly 30% faster than gcc.  Check
> out:
> Any thoughts?
> Ted

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