|Estimating loop iterations firstname.lastname@example.org (drizzle) (2005-05-06)|
|Re: Estimating loop iterations email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2005-05-07)|
|Re: Estimating loop iterations firstname.lastname@example.org (sandya) (2005-05-07)|
|Re: Estimating loop iterations Trevor.Jenkins@suneidesis.com (2005-05-08)|
|Re: Estimating loop iterations email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2005-05-08)|
|From:||glen herrmannsfeldt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||7 May 2005 16:58:29 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||07 May 2005 16:58:29 EDT|
> Can anyone point me to any literature on estimating number of times
> a loop would iterate. I noticed gcc 4 can estimate based on access
> functions, size of data used etc in the loop. Anybody know what paper
> is it based on ?
> [Where is the Fortran FREQUENCY statement now that we need it? -John]
I wondered about it a year or two ago. I saw it in the 704 Fortran
manual when I was looking for something else. It seems that it
didn't last very long. Since its use was optional, I am not sure
why it would go away. The compiler could always ignore it.
The C reg attribute is sometimes used as an indication that a
variable is used more than others, but compilers are allowed to
Other than FREQUENCY, it is interesting how many Fortran features
are pretty much unchanged since Fortran I.
[I heard that FREQUENCY went away both because nobody used it and because
at least with 1960 optimizing technology, it didn't tell the compiler anything
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