|Re: Span-Dependent Instructions email@example.com (1991-01-03)|
|Re: Span-Dependent Instructions firstname.lastname@example.org (1991-01-09)|
|From:||email@example.com (Preston Briggs)|
|Organization:||Rice University, Houston|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Jan 91 23:18:45 GMT|
>Has anyone ever measured the efficacy of any of these algorithms?
and the moderator noted
>[Szymanski's papers have some effectiveness results. His first paper reports
>that in some pile of PDP-11 code, his algorithm shortened considerably more
>branches than the one the assembler used. -John]
Actually, I meant more along the lines of runtime improvements. My personal
speculation is that this whole area is a source of only insignificant
improvements. I could easily be wrong though -- that's why I was wondering
about empirical measurements.
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