I have a MacBook with Snow Leopard and 2 GB of RAM. When I compile C or C++ code, my system becomes all but unusable. For instance, when I compile LLVM I notice that there are about 10 or 11 processes (
cc1plus) getting launched at a time that suck up my CPU time and memory. Is there any way to maybe make it compile less at one time? I'll gladly wait a while longer to have my system usable while I'm compiling.
Or is this something that you just have to live with when compiling C or C++?