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D.gnu - gdmd script patch proposal for v0.18.

I'd like to propose the gdmd script patch below to unify and simplify 
the maintenence of the optimizations for building GDC w/ different 
versions of GCC.

With the -O switch, it emits -O3, and if -inline is not specified, 
-fno-inline-functions is emitted. This would replace -O2, 
-finline-functions (w/ -inline), and various other options depending on 
the version of GCC that GDC is built with.

The original rational of -O2 + GCC version dependent options (instead of 
  just -O3) was to try and replicate what -O3 does for the different 
versions, but exclude the implicit function inlining.

The rational for the added -funroll-loops optimization w/ the -O switch: 
In many cases, this optimization can make a big difference in speed, but 
at the expense of slightly larger code and slightly slower compilation. 
I've not ran into a case where it has actually caused a program to 
execute slower.

Here's a summary:

Benchmark              Score    Exe Size     Compilation time
-----------------------------------------------------------
Shootout (unroll off)  66.95    492464 Avg   0.510 Avg
-funroll-loops         68.08    493100       0.539

SciMark2 (unroll off) 367.33    434330       1.25
-funroll-loops        417.11    440794       1.44

Most of the Shootout tests don't lend themselves to loop-unrolling 
and/or the bottleneck is in library calls (phobos wasn't recompiled 
using the new switches), but it's a good comparison of size and 
compilation speed.

The SciMark2 D code was pretty much a straight port from the C version, 
and slightly outperforms GCC with the same opt. switches set. IMHO, it 
is a good program to demonstrate the difference -funroll-loops can make.

Thanks,

- Dave

--- gdmd.bak    2006-02-12 23:09:20.000000000 -0600
+++ gdmd        2006-03-01 15:59:29.000000000 -0600
   -114,10 +114,10   
  }
  use subs qw(errorExit);

-my $gcc_version = `$gdc -dumpversion`;
-chomp $gcc_version;
-$gcc_version =~ m/^(\d+)\.(\d+)/;
-my ($gcc_maj, $gcc_min) = ( $1, $2 );
+#my $gcc_version = `$gdc -dumpversion`;
+#chomp $gcc_version;
+#$gcc_version =~ m/^(\d+)\.(\d+)/;
+#my ($gcc_maj, $gcc_min) = ( $1, $2 );

  my $target_machine = `$gdc -dumpmachine`;
  chomp $target_machine;
   -149,7 +149,7   
         printUsage;
         exit 0;
      } elsif ( $arg =~ m/^-inline$/ ) {
-       push  out, '-finline-functions';
+#      push  out, '-finline-functions';
      } elsif ( $arg =~ m/^-I(.*)$/ ) {
         foreach my $i (split pathSep, $1) {
             push  out, '-I', expandHome $i;
   -157,13 +157,16   
      } elsif ( $arg =~ m/^-L(.*)$/ ) {
         push  link_out, '-Wl,' . $1;
      } elsif ( $arg =~ m/^-O$/ ) {
-       push  out, '-O2', '-fomit-frame-pointer';
-       if ( $gcc_maj < 4) {
-           push  out, '-frename-registers';
-       }
-       if ( $gcc_maj > 3 || ( $gcc_maj == 3 && $gcc_min >= 4 ) ) {
-           push  out, '-fweb';
-       }
+    push  out, '-O3', '-fomit-frame-pointer', '-funroll-loops';
+    if( !grep(/^-inline$/, ARGV) ) {
+        push  out, '-fno-inline-functions';
+    }
+#      if ( $gcc_maj < 4) {
+#          push  out, '-frename-registers';
+#      }
+#      if ( $gcc_maj > 3 || ( $gcc_maj == 3 && $gcc_min >= 4 ) ) {
+#          push  out, '-fweb';
+#      }
      } elsif ( $arg =~ m/^-o-$/ ) {
         push  out, '-fsyntax-only';
         $link = 0;
May 18 2006