People say that GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) cannot generate effective code compared to other proprietary compilers. Is it a myth or reality?
The time when programmers did their best to minimize an application code size have gone.
“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: