Have you ever wondered why building C++ code is so awfully slow and, apparently, compilation times haven't gotten any better over the course of many years?

Wonder no more. This article on C++ Compilation Speed published on August 17, 2010 on Dr. Dobb's delves into the problem. Mind you, a major cause of such slowdowns are header files and the fact that they are a horrible replacement for a modules system. I felt that such article fit these series perfectly well, so here it goes.

That's all from me today. Yes, now go and read the referenced article for maximum benefit!

Go to posts index

Comments from the original Blogger-hosted post: