Ticket #688 (closed bug: fixed)
Fakecutable creation by pbc_to_exe is critically slow for large PBC files.
|Reported by:||Util||Owned by:||Util|
|Severity:||high||Keywords:||fakecutable pbc_to_exe pbc exe performance|
Description (last modified by Util) (diff)
The techniques used by pbc_to_exe do not scale well. When the PBC size is larger than about 2MB, both GCC (on all platforms) and MSVC (on Win32) can take up to 2 hours to create a fakecutable; Since Rakudo's perl6.pbc is around 3MB, and since the pbc_to_exe time should be under 1 minute, this situation is causing daily development delays.