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    Re: Any interest?
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Dec 2, 10:21 +1100

    My software guru advises:
     ....you can tell them that the reason that VC6
    produces better code than GCC is that VC6 is optimized for the Intel CPU
    while GCC is focused on portability and produces binaries for a variety of
    different CPU types and hardware platforms, eg: Intel, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
    If they are after raw performance then the compilers from Intel are supposed
    to be the most optimized and will produce the fastest binaries.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Dan Allen" 
    Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 5:58 AM
    Subject: Re: Any interest?
    > On Sunday, November 30, 2003, at 07:37 PM, Gordon Talge wrote:
    > >> I used Microsoft c++ version 6.0.
    > >
    > > Sounds good, but you need to dump Microsoft take up GNU/Linux.
    > > Try out the gcc and g++ complier collection all for free.
    > >
    > > http://www.gnu.org and http://www.debian.org
    > I use both compilers a lot.  I run FreeBSD and Mac OS X and use GCC
    > there exclusively.  I build each new release of GCC from source code
    > and I have made changes to GCC.  Having said that, sure the GCC tools
    > are free, but they do not generate as good of code as Visual C++ does!
    > In fact I just completed a comparison of VC6 and GCC 3.3.2 on Windows
    > XP and VC6 still generates better code, and VC6 is from 1998!
    > If he has bought VC6, then he should enjoy it.
    > For those that want to use GCC on Windows, the simplest way to get it
    > is via the Cygnus tools.  Check out http://www.cygwin.com/ for more on
    > free Unix tools for Windows users.
    > I actually write more navigation software using Awk and Perl these days.
    > Dan

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