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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql-server/src/template bsdi freebsd

From: "Henry B(dot) Hotz" <hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-ports <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql-server/src/template bsdi freebsd
Date: 2003-10-09 16:58:12
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At 10:45 AM -0400 10/9/03, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>Neil Conway wrote:
>>  On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 09:35, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>  > I only put back what was already there --- not sure why others don't use
>>  > it.  You want it enabled on Linux?
>>
>>  Well, why do we have it enabled at all? If it's to speed compilation, we
>>  may as well enable it on other platforms where -pipe works, of which
>>  Linux is one.
>
>My gcc 2.95.3 manual says:
>
>        -pipe  Use pipes rather than temporary files for  communi-
>               cation  between  the various stages of compilation.
>               This fails to work on some systems where the assem-
>               bler cannot read from a pipe; but the GNU assembler
>               has no trouble.
>
>so it looks like we can't use it on all platforms without testing.  I
>will enable it for linux.  Do people want to test other platforms?

It should work on any platform that uses the GNU tools, so that means 
*BSD is in the same boat as Linux.

Does it really speed compilation though?  I saw somewhere that it 
didn't make much difference and might even hurt sometimes.
-- 
The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry(dot)B(dot)Hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov, or hbhotz(at)oxy(dot)edu

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