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Date: 2002-01-16 (16:43)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] -thread and ocamlc vs ocamlc.opt
> 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 :-)

- Xavier Leroy
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