Linux MolBio Software

Walter Rothe aimania at
Fri Mar 22 19:05:38 EST 1996

mangalam at (Harry Mangalam) wrote:

>(altho, some would say that GNU is better than commercial quality :); and
>my experience has been (altho not as wide as Don's) that porting system to
>system is easier with gcc than with the 'commercial compilers', if only
>because they share the same code base.  gcc's performance seems to be
>about equal or better to the commercial ones as well.

I've used both GNU C and Microsoft Visual C++ and although GNU C was
faster than Microsoft when they only had a 16 bit version, Microsoft
is now faster than GNU C and there debugger is unbelievable. Boy I
wish I had that capability 10 years ago.

Walter Rothe aimania at

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