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On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 02:22:30AM +0200, Eero Pajarre wrote:
> Rob Kendrick wrote:
> >On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 06:08:43PM -0200, Euler German wrote:
> >
> >>Hi All!
> >>
> >>The thread on C compiler speeds on another list got my attention to the 
> >>Intel C/C++ compiler for Windows (trial) and Linux which is free for 
> >>non commercial purposes, though unsupported.
> >>
> >>I'm wondering if someone used it to build Lua and if he/she notice any 
> >>speed gain as it is optimized to Intel platforms. Unfortunately, I have 
> >>no Linux machine yet... :(
> >
> >
> >I tried it with Lua 4, and it made quite a large difference, esp. if you
> >used the dodgy switches to speed floating point operations.  If you've
> >configured Lua to use ints instead of floating point numbers, I imagine
> >the speed difference would be greater. 
> >
> My experience with the Intel Compiler has not been as good.
> (Although I only have the 4.5 version of the windows compiler)

Ah, I was using 6 and 7.

Rob Kendrick                             
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