|State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter) (2008-07-18)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Johannes) (2008-07-20)|
|Re: State of the Art DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2008-07-21)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter) (2008-07-21)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Terence Parr) (2008-07-21)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Aleksey Demakov) (2008-07-23)|
|Re: State of the Art cfc@shell01.TheWorld.com (Chris F Clark) (2008-07-22)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (2008-07-23)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Aaron Gray) (2008-07-24)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Tony Finch) (2008-07-25)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (johnhull2008) (2008-07-28)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (kamal) (2008-07-28)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Luckman) (2008-07-29)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (2008-08-03)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Torben =?iso-8859-1?Q?=C6gidius?= Mogensen)|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:49:55 +0200|
|Organization:||Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen|
|Posted-Date:||25 Jul 2008 07:48:06 EDT|
Peter <email@example.com> writes:
> I havn't worked in compiler construction and programming languages for
> some years, but now I have a chance to return to this area. I would
> like to find out what happened while I was absent.
> So, let me ask the following questions:
> - In your opinion, what are the greatest advances in compiler
> construction in the last ten years?
I think the greatest advance has been exploiting the higher speed and
more memory of modern computers. This means that you can use
parser-generator tools and keep the whole syntax tree in memory and do
multiple passes over it without having to write out to a file after
each pass. This makes writing a comiler a lot easier.
JIT compilation has also had great advances in the last decade.
Otherwise, I think the advances are more in programming languages than
> - What are the most important current trends?
I would say the most important current trend is compiling for
multi-core CPUs (such as Cell).
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