> > 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.