|Looking for available MIPS compilers email@example.com (pieb_wolfgang) (1994-09-27)|
|Date:||Tue, 27 Sep 1994 23:11:55 GMT|
To all compiler and compiler technology vendors:
I am currently evaluating my organization's future needs in the area
of compiler technology with specific attention to backends/code generators.
Using the following set of criteria we would like to request potentially
interested parties or vendors to provide information on their offerings.
1) Code generation for MIPS architecture
The compiler/code generator must be able to generate code for
the R3000, R4000 and T5 implementations of the MIPS architecture.
2) Supported languages/front end adaptability
The compiler/code generator must be easily adaptable to support a variety
of language specific front ends, most importantly COBOL, C and C++
with consideration for Fortran and Pascal.
The compiler/code generator must be easily retargetable to existing and
The compiler/code generator must be easily rehostable to a variety
of development platforms, including but not limited to SUN, HP, SGI,
5) Competitive translation speed
The compiler/code generator should exhibit reasonable compilation
speed, i.e. it should be in the ballpark of current workstation-
6) Standard compliance, openness
The compiler/code generator must support official standards such
as ANSI, Unix Spec 1170, Posix etc. and support or be open to
de facto standards. It must also provide ABI compliance where
The compiler/code generator should employ state-of-the-art optimization
techniques such as instruction scheduling, loop unrolling, etc.
The implementation should be easily adaptable to other architectures.
8) Object format/debugging format
The compiler/code generator must support the ELF object file
format. It should also support a popular format for debugging
information with the ability to debug optimized code.
The compiler/code generator should support 64-bit addresses
and 64-bit integers or at least be easily extensible to do so.
Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for you input,
[Given that laundry list, I'd be interested to hear if you find anything
better than GCC. -John]
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