Monday, November 22, 2010

Building g++

Trying to go down the clang-route failed. libc++ supposedly is not in a working state, at least for Linux.

So then I decided to build a trunk-version of g++ (well, gcc, g++ and libstdc++). Said, done. I also build it with LTO support.

The trunk of gcc is 1.3GB, the build-directory 1.9GB according to du.
Timing of the build (just the call to make, not including the call to configure and make install):

real 98m55.125s
user 101m28.610s
sys 5m39.180s

g++ -v output:

z33ky@mobileblahbuntu:~$ g++ -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../configure --enable-gold=both --enable-languages=c,c++ --with-gold --enable-build-with-cxx --enable-lto --disable-multilib
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.6.0 20101120 (experimental) (GCC)

Attempting to build my current project failed after that, but the errors were quickly fixed.
Now I am re-writing a small part of the code making use of unrestricted unions, where I had a union of pointers before.
Yawn!! BORING!!

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