|optimization : speed vs size firstname.lastname@example.org (Umm) (1997-08-19)|
|Date:||19 Aug 1997 22:58:11 -0400|
|Keywords:||optimize, question, comment|
I would like to get pointed to documentations, preferably web available.
(html, PS, whatever as long as i can read it) about a debate whether the
code (nowadays) should be optimized for speed of execution or code size.
while i am at it, is there any tool (or something i dunno) that is used to
measure to quality of code produced by a compiler (x86 only) or some kind
standard source which can then be used to watch the produced code.
Tiago Umm Pascoal
'The unstoppable mail machine'
[Depends on your target platform and audience -- the embedded market cares
deeply about code size, most others more about speed, but even if you care
about speed, a loop that fits in your chip's cache will often run a lot
faster than a nominally slow one that doesn't. -John
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