GCC 4.6 set to Go forward
GCC is one of the most important open source applications in use today, enabling developers to compile their programs.
With each incremental GCC release, there always seems to be more speed and stability fixes and that looks to be the case with GCC 4.6 as well.
There are a number of link-time optimization improvements including memory usage and intermediate language streaming performance improvements.
"A new general optimization level,
-Ofast, has been
introduced," the GCC 4.6 release notes state. "It combines the existing optimization level
with options that can affect standards compliance but result in
better optimized code. For example,
which results in a improved compile