|End of optimization... firstname.lastname@example.org (2003-07-03)|
|Re: End of optimization... email@example.com (Walter Banks) (2003-07-13)|
|RE: End of optimization... Barak.Zalstein@ParthusCeva.com (Barak Zalstein) (2003-07-17)|
|Re: End of optimization... firstname.lastname@example.org (Walter Banks) (2003-07-17)|
|From:||"Barak Zalstein" <Barak.Zalstein@ParthusCeva.com>|
|Date:||17 Jul 2003 00:24:59 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||17 Jul 2003 00:24:59 EDT|
> Open source is seductive, for retargeting processors of similar
> architecture and applications it works quite well. For retargeting to
> other application area's and architectures it saves little and costs a
> lot, always competing with the earlier software design constraints. As
> the previous comment points out the software architecture may prevent
> newer optimizations and compiler implementations.
> Walter Banks
Usually these projects infrastructure can be stretched into
application specific domains with low enough cost and high enough
quality/performance. Nowadays, when free or open (or whatever they
call it now) projects supply such a large arsenal of optimizations, it
would probably make sense to write a compiler from scratch only if
your architecture doesn't involve something like instruction set,
registers, pipeline, and units.
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