Re: Nondeterministic compilers?

Alex Colvin <alexc@std.com>
27 Feb 2004 22:15:13 -0500

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From: Alex Colvin <alexc@std.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.lang.pl1
Date: 27 Feb 2004 22:15:13 -0500
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Posted-Date: 27 Feb 2004 22:15:12 EST



>Does anyone know about any compilers that are not deterministic?


I remember someone writing a compiler that made non-deterministic choices
when implementing undefined behavior (e.g. rearranging the order of
operations where allowed). It was a student project.


For production use I wouldn't go near a nondeterministic compiler. You
want to ship the code you tested. For randomized algorithms I could see a
configurable seed for a PRNG.


--
mac the naf


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