Your questions don't belong in this list because they don't have anything to do with FreeBSD but here goes...
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Does the executable code quality depend only on the compiler? Comparison > between native and cross-compiling? In general, the choice of algorithm is of the highest importance. Seek compiler optimizations only if you already have adequate algorithms. The results of native and cross-compiling should be the same, per definition of cross-compiling. > Is it worth porting the project to GGC if you can download specifically > optimized .asm code for GCC? Yes, in general, but you must test it before and afterwards. > What IDEs are currently available that use > GCC? Depending of what you think an IDE is, either none or a gazillion. There's nothing like what's available for commercial platforms, but there are a lot of decent editors that can call compilers. If you're doing windows programming with gcc, see for example Dev-cpp. > Finally, if someone knows whether microsoft's or GNU's compiler is better > for generating faster windows code, please? Microsoft's, definitely. If you're really after extracting water-out-of-stone performance, Intel's are even better.
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