[rb-general] [PATCH] docs/buy_in: Document improved dev speed

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Thu Dec 15 16:12:01 CET 2016

From: Clemens Lang <neverpanic at gmail.com>

We all like faster builds due to caching if some output did not change
and thus not require dependent tasks to be re-run. That stuff saves some
companies a significant amount of money, so that's a selling point we
should have.
 _docs/buy_in.md | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/_docs/buy_in.md b/_docs/buy_in.md
index 393849a..4185f5e 100644
--- a/_docs/buy_in.md
+++ b/_docs/buy_in.md
@@ -97,6 +97,17 @@ Changes to the build system can be tested easily with reproducible
 builds: If the output artifacts are identical, the changes will not
 affect runtime behavior.
+Increased Development Speed
+Dependent packages do not need to be rebuilt and dependent tasks do not
+need to be rerun if a rebuild of a package does not yield different
+results. This can significantly reduce build times and lead to faster
+development speeds and lower cost.
+Build speeds can also be improved by showing that cross-compilation
+produces the same result as native compilation and then doing the
+mojority of builds with cross-compilation on faster machines.
 “But how can I trust my compiler?”

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