GCC for SPARC Systems is a project that extends the GCC compiler to be able to use the optimizing Sun Code Generator for SPARC systems.
We encourage you to download the two tarballs and try it. The compiler commands are the same as GCC: gcc and g++. All of the GCC command-line options are there and MORE! Crank up the optimization level (-O3 and -fast). Use interprocedural optimizations (-xipo). Use profile driven optimization (-xprofile). And this is just the initial version! More optimizations will follow shortly.
We have simplified the install. Just bunzip and untar into a directory where you have write permission!! No need to be superuser.
Programs compiled with GCC for SPARC Systems follow the same ABI as programs compiled by GCC. You can mix and match GCC for SPARC Systems and GCC compiled objects.
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What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release builds upon GCCFSS release 4.2.1 by improving the runtime performance and ability to debug g++ programs. The prefetching analysis has been improved.
· This release is easier to install than our 4.0.2 and 4.0.3 releases. This release can be installed by any user without having to be superuser. The release is contained in tar balls which can be extracted into any directory where the user has write permission.