[RC5] Linux OGR code not optimized?

Pyke, David David.Pyke at CIBC.com
Wed Sep 20 10:30:41 EDT 2000


Jeff Lawson [jlawson at bovine.net] said:

> The difference is because the OGR core is in portable C and not purely
> assembly, which means it is subject to the efficiency of the optimizer
> within the compiler being used.  The Visual C++ and Watcom win32 compilers
> truthfully have a much better x86 optimizer than gcc generally does. 
> (The win32 client we release is generally compiled with Watcom.)

Could we find out what flags you use with gcc?  Maybe we could suggest
alternates.  I hate to see the Win32 platform be better at anything than
unix. ;)

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