Sun profiling and Frame pretty printing tools available

Steve Reiss <>
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 13:41:05 GMT

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From: Steve Reiss <>
Keywords: sparc, C, tools, available, FTP
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 1995 13:41:05 GMT

I am putting out on the net a couple of experimental programming
tools that might be of interest to Sun (Solaris 2.X) programmers.

The first is a profiling tool that does instruction count profiling
(at the line level) as well as gprof-style allocation and real-time
cost accounting on a function basis. The program requires no
compilation or load time flags and offers a 3D graphic display (as
well as a complete textual display) of the results (it will help to
have a 24bit graphics engine however). This is available from Note that this is a binary
distribution for solaris 2.X. Sources are available for much of the
code, but no guarantee is made that they will compile.

The second is an API to FrameMaker for doing program editing. It
handles both C and C++ (at least for now) and provides both pretty
formatting and parsing (on a keystroke basis). It is still in a
prerelease form (i.e. its worth looking at, but I wouldn't trust it
for day-to-day programming; its good for making color program
listings however). I am distributing this early in order to get
suggestions,bug reports and feedback for further development. It is
available from

Neither of these packages is well documented nor guaranteed in any
way, shape, or form. We do promise to respond to suggestions and
bugs and comments and will put out new distributions as appropriate.


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