ned Productions Consulting

Technology musings by Niall Douglas
ned Productions Consulting
(an expert advice and services company based in Ireland)

Saturday 11th January 2014 5.37pm

After another day spent optimising proposed Boost.AFIO's build infrastructure and patching in precompiled headers support, I now have total rebuild time including all unit tests and code examples on my Intel Atom 220 down to 5 minutes 8 seconds. That's down from somewhere north of 40 minutes originally, which makes for an eightfold improvement in build times.

It's quite amazing how lazy modern CPUs make us actually. I had had no problem with the old highly inefficient build system at all until I tried it with this netbook. I'm kinda hoping total rebuild time on my i7-3770K once it returns to me from Canada will be in the single digit seconds range, but somehow I doubt it …