compiler needs

pvi@polygen.uucp (Piotr Iwanow)
3 Oct 89 17:10:01 GMT

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From: pvi@polygen.uucp (Piotr Iwanow)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Keywords: survey
Date: 3 Oct 89 17:10:01 GMT
Organization: Polygen Corporation, Waltham, MA

What I look for in a compiler. I will breakdown in importance descending order.
1: OPTIMIZATION. Compilers that do heavy optimaztion are quite slow in
      compilation time but make your final object code run much faster.

2: ASSEMBLY OUTPUT. I like to see how the system calls are done.

3: "Dual Mode". This means, that during development phase you want quick
      compiles and optimization is of not yet a concern to you until you are
      ready for final phase.

4: Integration between LEX, YACC, Make, dbx, and other debugging tools like

Piotr Iwanow
Unix System Administrator PolyGen Corp.
[Personally, the first thing I look for is correct output. -John]

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