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Date: 2002-01-16 (16:46)
From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] -thread and ocamlc vs ocamlc.opt
On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 05:43:51PM +0100, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > Is there really much people using the .opt compilers ? Does it really make
> > sense to have them packaged ?
> They speed up compilations by a factor of 2 or 3.  Some of my
> colleagues use them for this reason, but that's because they have
> 3-year old workstations :-)  With more recent hardware, I've never been
> bothered by the compilation speed of the non-.opt compilers, and thus
> don't use them except for testing purposes.
> > I myself was considering splitting them of into a separate debian package,
> > since they are big, and most probably not used that much.
> That sounds reasonable to me.
> > I could also simply disable the building of them, but am afraid someone will
> > need them in the future.
> Well, there are always users that cling to their 90 Mhz Pentium :-)

Ok, i will split them away in the next iteration of my packages, this will
save 3MB of installed stuff for people not using it. It will also make
downloading the ocaml package smaller :)))


Sven Luther
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