Simon Marlow
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 14:21:47 -0000

> How much (quantitatively) is gained by using GCC for compilation?  It
> sure sounds like it causes a lot of trouble.  How much better=20
> is it than an optimizing assembler?

In most cases very little, in terms of performance, is gained by using =
gcc as an intermediate.  If you use an optimising assembler though, you =
still need a native code generator (which we have, but GHC's native code =
generator is missing some things: eg. profiling support and =
architectures other than sparc & x86).