Re: ideas

Nick Holloway (
7 May 1996 00:14:15 +0100 (Alan Cox) writes:
> > but at a cost of speed. There are also more C wizards in linux land than
> > GAWK wizards. More people working on something, the faster it gets done, or
> > the better it is, at least this is true of linux.
> Go ahead and do it. Actually I suspect gawk will beat you or come very close.
> Its virtually I/O bound and it beats gcc -M doing basically the same task.

The area where gawk falls down badly is on machines with no FPU. The
emulation of floating point operations causes "make depend" to crawl.

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