Re: Deterministic compilers

Robert A Duff <world!>
7 May 2001 23:14:17 -0400

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From: Robert A Duff <world!>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 7 May 2001 23:14:17 -0400
Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
References: 01-05-011
Keywords: optimize, practice
Posted-Date: 07 May 2001 23:14:17 EDT

"Oleg Mürk" <> writes:

> I've got a strange question: are contemporary compilers (for C++ or Java)
> deterministic?

They should be! I'm afraid some are not (evilly put timestamps in the
object code, and so forth).

Our esteemed moderator says:

> [I gather sometimes you get different code depending on where in
> memory some compile-time hash table lands.

That's even worse!

- Bob

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