|EQNTOTT-Specific Optimizations firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-12-19)|
|From:||email@example.com (Christopher Glaeser)|
|Date:||19 Dec 1995 23:11:13 -0500|
I received several requests for additional information regarding
EQNTOTT-Specific optimizations and pattern matching, and have codified
several tests which exhibit these issues and defects.
Some compilers use EQNTOTT-specific optimizations to achieve the best
possible run-time performance. Examples include compilers that
1) Generate exceptionally good code for EQNTOTT, but generate poor code
for programs that are only slightly different from EQNTOTT; and,
2) Generate EQNTOTT code for programs that are very similar to EQNTOTT
but are not semantically equivalent.
A more complete description is available at
The sources for the test files that exhibit these optimizations and
defects are available at
Although EQNTOTT has not been included in SPEC95, the issues relating
to benchmark-specific optimizations, and in particular, which
optimizations should be allowed when reporting SPEC results, is still
the subject of debate.
Christopher Glaeser firstname.lastname@example.org
Nullstone Corporation http://www.nullstone.com
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