Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2008 17:54 UTC, submitted by RJop
General Development The GNU project has released version 4.3.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection. "The GNU project and the GCC developers are pleased to announce the release of GCC 4.3.0. This release is a major release, containing new features (as well as many other improvements) relative to GCC 4.2.x."
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by jacquouille on Wed 12th Mar 2008 18:39 UTC
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4.3 is a huge improvement over 4.2 which was already a huge improvement over 4.1, etc. It seems that the refactoring that led to gcc 4 is paying off.

Some of my c++ code is quite demanding (expression templates, crtp...) and therefore pushes the compiler to its limits. With every version I can see gcc handling it better and better, and when I see a regression and file a bug report, the devs are very reactive and efficient at solving it.

In fact, it is not uncommon now to have gcc produce better assembly than icc does -- something that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

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