faster java compilation (was Re: linking performance (was: Re: OK to get rid of scaddins?))

Noel Grandin noel at
Tue Feb 14 04:30:44 PST 2012

On 2012-02-14 14:22, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Perhaps; could it also be that we like to compile with gcc in some 
> eight way parallel way, but when it comes to linking, we -really- 
> don't want to bog our machine down in that way ? I wonder if we could 
> explicitly limit parallelism of linking in some way (?) - we should 
> prolly also do this for the java compilation which is often quite 
> memory intensive and doesn't do well with umpteen in parallel (at 
> least on my machine). 

Java compilation would be a hang of a lot faster if the build process 
passed all of the java files to the compiler in one go.
Java is really not meant to be compiled in a file-at-a-time-model, it is 
meant to be compiled in a single-project-at-a-time go.

Regards, Noel Grandin


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