[mercury-users] compilation time

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Feb 22 13:13:17 AEDT 2000

On 21-Feb-2000, Robert Bossy <bossy at ccr.jussieu.fr> wrote:
> I came to compile a thousand lines long mercury code and it took nearly
> 5 minutes.
> This is not such a long time however I wonder if there are some tricks
> to reduce compilation time.

Compile with `-O0', to turn off optimizations that increase compilation time.

As Tom said, avoid large predicates; break them up into smaller ones.

Compile with `-v', `-V', and/or `-S' so that you can see where the time
is being spent.

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