vartest.c - major pain in the build process

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Sat Feb 26 08:32:11 CST 2005

"Krzysztof Foltman" <kfoltman at> wrote:

> Is there any reason for gcc 3.3.1 to spend several minutes on compiling 
> dlls/oleaut32/tests/vartest.c ?
> I guess it can be explained by optimization stage going nuts on 
> compiling long functions with many branches (contained in the macros), 
> but there must be a way to speed this up.
> It's barely tolerable now, and upgrading gcc is not an option for everyone.

Well, I'd argue that compilation time of full Wine tree is much longer
than that single test. If you compile from source it's your choice.

I wonder why you don't complain about programs/winetest linking times.

Even more drastic route to go is to go and complain to gcc people,
that's certainly not a Wine fault.


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