Re: C Compiler Metrics (Randell Jesup)
Fri, 29 Sep 89 02:56:46 EDT

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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 89 02:56:46 EDT
From: (Randell Jesup)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
References: <>
Organization: Commodore Technology, West Chester, PA
Keywords: c, compiler, metrics

In article <> Steve Lehto <stevel@qtc.uucp> writes:
> Specifically, how fast must a compiler compile in
>order to be useful? Is there a "limit of pain", below which the tool is
>considered to be unuseable?

How does this give you "the limit of pain"? It merely tells you
the performance of some compilers.

>Language Compiler Target Host Speed (lines/min)
>-------- -------- ------ ---- ----------

An important point you left out: what sort of code? I have a
compiler that varies by up to 10x in lines/min depending on the source put
into it (it has a global optimizer - _big_ routines annoy it.)
[From (Randell Jesup)]

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