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c++.dos.32-bits - CPU Target

reply "Michel Bolton" <absolute1008 hotmail.com> writes:
Hi...

Question #1:     If I set the Target CPU to "Pentium", does it mean that it
will optimize the code for Pentium 1 only or for all the pentium - class
processors?

Question #2:     Does it make a difference (in speed) if I use Double Word
Allignment or Quadriple Word Allignment for Structures?

Thanks...
Jan 06 2002
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Michel Bolton" <absolute1008 hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:a1atlv$853$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hi...

 Question #1:     If I set the Target CPU to "Pentium", does it mean that

 will optimize the code for Pentium 1 only or for all the pentium - class
 processors?

Pentium 1. Using -6 will target the Pentium II. -6 works well with Pentium III, too.
 Question #2:     Does it make a difference (in speed) if I use Double Word
 Allignment or Quadriple Word Allignment for Structures?

 Thanks...

That all depends on your particular hardware architecture. The best way to tell is to try it both ways and time it.
Jan 07 2002