The time when programmers did their best to minimize an application code size have gone.
People say that GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) cannot generate effective code compared to other proprietary compilers. Is it a myth or reality?
“Why should I update GCC x86 compiler?” or “GCC compiler performance on Intel® Atom™ from version to version”
I’ll try to figure out what is new for Intel® Atom™ architecture in new versions of GCC and how this affects performance and code size on the well-known EEMBC® CoreMark® benchmark: