[PyKDE] Re: I Wish To Register A Complaint

Phil Thompson phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk
Tue May 21 23:27:01 BST 2002

Philippe Fremy wrote:
> > There are a couple of reasons why I might want SIP v4 to generate just
> > one dirty great source file - but I'm a bit concerned about compilers
> > choking on a source file that is several Mbytes.
> I think it could be a problem if the user tries to use its computer while
> compiling PyQt. Since the compiler takes all the memory, it will swap and
> get very slow.
> As far as I am concerned, firing a compilation and coming back 4 hours later
> to see if it is finished is okay. You just have to get used to it. And I
> really believe in compiler cache, it reduces the Qt's compile time from 22
> minutes to 4 minutes.

Wow, sounds like it's worth a look.

> > Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
> How about one source file per module. Sounds more reasonable to me. And I
> would prefer it as an option.

It would be one source file per module - but the qt module is massive
compared to the others.


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