Re: gcc versus cfront (AT&T) (Thomas David Rivers)
Fri, 11 Nov 1994 16:32:19 GMT

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From: (Thomas David Rivers)
Keywords: C++
Organization: SAS Institute Inc.
References: 94-11-037 94-11-070
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 16:32:19 GMT (Jens H. Ovesen) writes:
>Just one (maybe not so simple to answer) question: What are the pros and
>cons of gcc and cfront from AT&T?

jbuck@Synopsys.COM (Joe Buck) writes:
>... [cfront translates to C which causes performance problems]

  The SAS/C C++ compiler on the mainframe produces a 'C' (note the quotes)
file which the SAS/C compiler then translates. This 'C' file is sprinkled
with many interal #pragma's so, is a little more than plain C. Also,
the C++ compiler generates the debugging file which is augmented by
the other phases (for example, code generation decorates offsets of
identifiers, etc...)

  We basically view the 'C' output as a higher-level intermediate form.

- Dave Rivers -

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