|DEC optimising Modula-2 compiler firstname.lastname@example.org (1990-06-01)|
|Re: DEC optimising Modula-2 compiler email@example.com (1990-06-05)|
|Re: DEC optimising Modula-2 compiler firstname.lastname@example.org (1990-06-06)|
|Re: DEC optimising Modula-2 compiler email@example.com (1990-06-07)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Scott)|
|Date:||Tue, 5 Jun 90 17:38:53 GMT|
|Organization:||University of Rochester Computer Science Dept|
In article <1990Jun1.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Jens Tingleff) writes:
| Does anyone have any experience with/information about the
| "portable optimising compiler for Modula-2" described in an article
| by Michael L. Powell in SIGPLAN Notices 19:6 (the compiler/article
| refered to in the Dragon book) ?
Yes, we used the compiler extensively at Wisconsin back in the early 80's.
It was kind of buggy, as one would expect for an experimental non-product,
but it produced reasonable code for the VAX, ran reasonably fast, and had
an unusually clean interface to C/Unix. We also used it here at Rochester
for a number of years, and wrote a back end for it for the 680x0, allowing
us to compile for the Sun-2, Sun-3, and BBN Butterfly. We're now a SPARC
shop, mostly, and have abandoned the old compiler.
Meanwhile, folks at DEC have been busy inventing Modula-3, and have a very
nice compiler for it that is available to universities for little or no fee.
Michael L. Scott
Computer Science Dept. (716) 275-7745, 5671
University of Rochester email@example.com
Rochester, NY 14627 ...!rochester!scott
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