link statically with libc?

Simon Marlow
Thu, 7 Aug 2003 14:19:16 +0100

> I must have misremembered it from somewhere, perhaps confusing it with
> -fliberate-case-threshold mentioned a while ago (which probably
> belongs in the "experimental" category?)
> Turing off bounds checking could be fairly useful, I think, if there
> is a significant speedup to be gained.  My impression is that the
> typical Ada programmer tests the program thoroughly with bounds
> checking, but compiles without for deployment. (Of course, we would
> rather *know* a priori that we're not going out of bounds, rather than
> just test for it, but it seems to work all right for them)

I don't know how the Ada guys do it.  Perhaps they have an alternate set
of compiled libraries with bounds-checking turned off?

> > There are array operations that
> > avoid bounds checking, however (eg. unsafeRead, unsafeWrite).
> I suppose I can do it by wrapping array accesses in a class or
> otherwise, with a safe and an unsafe implementation, and switch when
> I'm satisfied things work.

Yes, that would do it.

> -kzm
> PS: is large file support in the vicinity yet?

Large file support will be in 6.2.