gcc version to use on sparc/solaris

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Jan 11 10:29:40 EST 2009

On 2009 Jan 11, at 9:48, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-02 at 21:06 +1100, Ben Lippmeier wrote:
>> I'm running into some huge compile times that I'm hoping someone will
>> have some suggestions about. When compiling Parser.hs the  
>> intermediate
>> .hc file is 4MB big, and is taking GCC 4.2.1 more than 2 hours to get
>> through.
> Here is what I've discovered...
> I built four versions of gcc and used them to build ghc-6.8.3. I
> selected the last point release of the last four major gcc releases:
> gcc-4.0.4
> gcc-4.1.2
> gcc-4.2.4
> gcc-4.3.2
> Summary: gcc-4.0.4 or gcc-4.1.2 seems to be the best choice at the
> moment for ghc on sparc/solaris.

FWIW I've built 6.8.2 with gcc-4.2.2, ti was slow but it built and the  
testsuite didn't look too horrible.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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