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Thu Jan 26 11:06:00 CET 2012
> From: Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Ryan Newton <rrnewton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> package list for me. ?The time is going to be dominated by linking,
>>> which is single threaded anyway, so either way works.
>> What is the state of incremental linkers? ?I thought those existed now.
> I think in some specific cases. I've heard there's a microsoft one?
> It would be windows only of course. Is anyone using that with ghc?
> gold is supposed to be multi-threaded and fast (don't know about
> incremental), but once again it's ELF-only. I've heard a few people
> talking about gold with ghc, but I don't know what the results were.
> Unfortunately I'm on OS X, I don't know about any incremental or
> multithreaded linking here.
Neither do I. On my older machine with 2GB RAM, builds are often
dominated by ld because it starts thrashing. And not many linkers
I've been toying with building my own ld replacement. I don't know
anything about linkers, but I'd say at least even odds that I can do
better than this.
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