|What's available in Compiler Jobs ? email@example.com (Ajig Alcalde) (1998-04-15)|
|Re: What's available in Compiler Jobs ? firstname.lastname@example.org (1998-04-18)|
|Re: What's available in Compiler Jobs ? email@example.com (1998-04-18)|
|Re: What's available in Compiler Jobs ? firstname.lastname@example.org (1998-04-21)|
|Re: What's available in Compiler Jobs ? cliff.click@Eng.Sun.COM (Clifford Click) (1998-04-21)|
|Re: What's available in Compiler Jobs ? email@example.com (Thomas Lindgren) (1998-04-27)|
|From:||Clifford Click <cliff.click@Eng.Sun.COM>|
|Date:||21 Apr 1998 00:37:45 -0400|
> 1. Are you guys working as compiler writers, or are many of
> you hobbyists? (I know there quite a few students here).
> 2. What do you think is the future for this market?
> 3. Is the demand growing? (With Microsoft dominating the compiler
> market for PCs, my outsider opinion is that it is decreasing).
Skilled _optimizing_ compiler writers are in high demand. The market
is small, but the the labor pool is even smaller. (The demand for
people who make functioning parsers is much smaller, probably due to
the ease of using lex & yacc).
The future for this market? Welll... as long as chip architects and
language designers are alive I got a job. Merced looks like full time
employment for 20+ people for 5+ years (OUTSIDE of Intel & HP; they
probably have double that number already and are always looking for
more). [Again, I'm talking about optimizing compiler writers; big
optimizers grow big support groups that hire more people in nearby
And yes, I believe the demand is growing.
Cliff Click Compiler Designer and Researcher
cliffc at acm.org JavaSoft
(408) 863-3266 MS UCUP02-302
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