Tom Lane napsal(a):

But I guess the *real* question is why anyone would care ... what
benefit is there to using Sun's compiler on Linux?

There are severals benefits:

1) Sun Studio is not only compiler. It has a lot of tools like performance analyzer/profiler, memory checker ... There are group of people who prefers these tools.

2) Compiler generates faster code on SPARC than GCC. If somebody uses Linux on SPARC it helps him a lot. Code is faster on x86 as well, but it is not so significant.

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