[m-dev.] 32-bit sources on 64-bit target

Paul Bone paul at bone.id.au
Fri Mar 8 00:17:48 AEDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 06:00:24PM +1100, Julien Fischer wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Peter Wang <novalazy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The compiler built from pre-generated sources WILL be installed.
> > For now, I can't think of why that would be a problem.
> It wouldn't be at the moment since the compiler (and other tools)
> are currently built with --mercury-linkage static.  It would be a problem,
> if that were not the case.

How much of a performance gain does unboxed floats and 3 tag bits represent
specifically for the compiler?  Ie, if someone makes sagnificant use of the
compiler would it not be better to pay the one-off (per install) cost of
bootstrapping the compiler? the gain is the multiple time improvements in
the compiler's performance.

Paul Bone

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