Re: Algorithm Optimization

Richard Harnden <richard.nospam@gmail.com>
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:45:04 +0100

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From: Richard Harnden <richard.nospam@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:45:04 +0100
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
References: 20-09-032 20-09-035 20-09-036
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Keywords: errors
Posted-Date: 16 Sep 2020 21:20:14 EDT
In-Reply-To: 20-09-036

On 16/09/2020 06:25, JL wrote


> [Back when people cared about Whetstone and Dyrystone benchmarks,
> compilers recognized code sequences from those benchmarks for, uh,
> special processing. But it doesn't generalize very well. -John]


And can backfire badly for the company involved ...


many VW cars being sold in America had a "defeat device" - or software -
in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested,
changing the performance accordingly to improve results.


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