This article is part number 8 of the Header files series.

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!

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