> > If you want to see a really slow compiler I suggest > > you try using ADA (yuk!) if you haven't already. Once again, the ignorant bad-mouth what they don't understand. > I suspect this may be based on not-very-current experience, and I would > like to provide some solid evidence that Ada compilers need not be slow. Apex 2.4.1 / SunOS 5.5.1 / heavily loaded UltraSparc / no linking: 56 Files, 2510 SLOC (semicolons not in comments or literals): 10 minutes gnat 3.10p / same machine / gcc -v -O3 -gnato *.ad? : 30 files, 3183 SLOC (same counting method): one minute, 50 seconds. gnat 3.10p / same machine / gcc -O3 -gnatg -gnata $ADA_INCLUDE_PATH/*.ad? : 551 files, 33742 SLOC (same counting method): 34 minutes, 21 seconds. / gcc -O0 -gnatg -gnata $ADA_INCLUDE_PATH/*.ad? : : 18 minutes, 35 seconds.