|GCC vs. Turbo C performance email@example.com (1990-11-28)|
|Re: GCC vs. Turbo C performance firstname.lastname@example.org (1990-12-01)|
|Old-Subject:||Re: Recursive Descent Parsers and YACC|
|Nf-From:||inmet.inmet.com!stt Nov 28 14:55:00 1990|
|Date:||28 Nov 90 19:55:00 GMT|
Re: time spent in GCC's "parse" phase.
I would assume that this "parse" phase is actually the entire front-end.
I doubt if they separate out the time actually spent walking the parse
tables themselves. I agree with others that this aspect is not a big
deal. Turbo C and Think C probably get their speed by doing most of the
front-end processing while the user is typing in the program.
S. Tucker Taft
Cambridge, MA 02138
[Turbo is a conventional compiler that compiles regular old ASCII source files
into binary code. It buffers entire files in memory, compiles directly to
object code without a separate assembler step, and uses a very fast and
simple linker. Nothing exotic, just good engineering. -John]
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