Building 2.2 with the Intel icc compiler
Bill.Scherer at VerizonWireless.com
Tue Feb 26 22:07:02 CET 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
> This compiler generates code that is roughly 30% faster than gcc. Check
> Any thoughts?
Bill.Scherer at Verizon Wireless
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