|What's a "snowplow"? firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-11-09)|
|Re: What's a "snowplow"? email@example.com (david d `zoo' zuhn) (1994-11-12)|
|Re: What's a "snowplow"? firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-11-12)|
|From:||"david d `zoo' zuhn" <email@example.com>|
|Organization:||armadillo zoo software -- +1 612 659 9033|
|Date:||Sat, 12 Nov 1994 02:23:45 GMT|
// "See the battle of the snowplows! The enire population of
// Cleveland Ohio compiled in a single pass!"
// What's a "snowplow"? If it's a compiler term, its certainly fallen from
// favor, as no compiler text I can find mentions it.
compile: tr.v: 2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from
snowplow: n. 1. A plowlike device or vehicle used to remove snow,
esp. from roads and railroad tracks.
My part of the world (at least) is intimately familiar with these very
large beasts, usually a grungy orange.
Ob. comp.compilers: the road I live on is can be handled in a single-pass,
whilst major roads usually require multiple passes. It's truly a monster
plow than can handle all of Cleveland in a single pass.
Optimization techniques include sand and salt, but these often have long
term detrimental effects on the execution environment.
[ Oh G*d, if I'm this crazy before the snow flies... ]
[This about sums up the snowplow discussion. -John]
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