Re: Algorithm Optimization

Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1@netscape.net>
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 23:13:07 +0100

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From: Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1@netscape.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 23:13:07 +0100
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 20-09-032
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Posted-Date: 13 Dec 2020 18:16:00 EST
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On 13.09.20 19:00, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
> 1.
>
> I've been pursuing the idea of what I call algorithm optimization.  It's
> the idea that algorithms coded by individuals may not be optimal, and
> may require refactoring / re-engineering to be made optimal based on
> what's trying to be achieved.
[...]
> In the above example, a linked list structure is allocated and some data
> is stored into it.  In this example a single x variable, but in a
> real-world case there may be many variables.


A linked list may be the best solution by itself, but not in some
algorithm. How shall a compiler find out that a linked list here is the
best solution, due to some list features used somewhere else?




> [I think the usual way to do this is to provide a way to express higher level
> algorithms in your programming language so the compiler doesn't have to try
> to reverse engineer them. -John]


+1


What's the best language to express algorithms in?
Or, how many languages claim that already...


DoDi


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