On Thursday, 20 July 2017 at 12:10:14 UTC, Adrian Matoga wrote:
On Thursday, 20 July 2017 at 07:19:03 UTC, Patrick Schluter
version 2.067 that still had the C++ frontend took more than
I can hardly believe it. I remember versions 2.05x building in
about 11 seconds.
My times were all single threaded. Comparing parallel builds on a
shared server with varying loads is kind of pointless as the
build are all over the place and can not be used to draw some
Furthermore, I avoid parallel builds as there are often problems
with them. My first build of clang+llvm that I had done with -j
option was a catastrophe, it grabbed all the cpus and hogged the
machine for a long time and failed to build properly. Only when
limiting to -j 4 was I able to build it and even then it took a
little less than an hour.
The nice thing with dmd is that you can build it gently in single
task and it doesn't take you a whole morning to get it set up.
PS: The environment we work on at work are very restricted for
security reasons, this means that the servers are built from
standard images provided by IT and any piece of software that we
want to install has to be built from source. The standard image
has gcc 4.4.7 installed, has no graphic libraries (X or
whatever). Even git has to be built from source.