c++ - Precompiled headers crippled?
- "Will Dean" <news nospam.demon.co.uk> Jan 10 2003
Hi, From my experiments here, and reading http://www.digitalmars.com/ctg/precompiled.html it seems that the DMC precompiled headers have some restrictions as to what can be in the headers. These restrictions are such that, for example, you can't get the STLPort headers precompiled. (Or any other STL implementation, for that matter.) Am I right in this? This seems to be a terrible restriction, as precompiling things like STL makes a _massive_ difference to compilation time, IME. When people compare DMC to MSVC and say that it's much faster, are they running MSVC without precompiled headers? I have been baffled by the claims that DMC is so much faster than MSVC, but perhaps I'm beginning to understand them now. Personally, I find DMC very slow in comparison with MSVC. Is there any plan to fix this, by including all the compiler's state into the precompiled header? Or have I just misunderstood the restrictions and they don't actually cause a problem? Will
Jan 10 2003