On Saturday, 4 April 2015 at 16:58:23 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
On Friday, 3 April 2015 at 17:55:00 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
Complicates whole-program optimization possibilities. Old school object files are simply not good enough to preserve information necessary to produce optimized builds and we are not in position to create own metadata + linker combo to circumvent that.

Development builds are usually not whole-program optimized. And proper optimizers work with IR and see no problem in separate compilation, it's all transparent. Separate compilation is nice for RAM too - good in virtualized environment like a CI service.

We need solutions that can be reasonably implemented with existing resources, not perfect solutions. Storing IR in object files and using custom linker is "correct" approach for WPO but it is currently unaffordable. Add compilation time problems and there seems to be no compelling reasons to go that route for now.

This also applies to attribute inference which has become a really important development direction to handle growing attribute hell.

Depends on code style.

I am not aware of any solutions based on coding style. Can you elaborate?

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