Re: SUIF on WinNT

Allyn Dimock <>
31 Jul 1998 10:55:07 -0400

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From: Allyn Dimock <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,
Date: 31 Jul 1998 10:55:07 -0400
Organization: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
References: 98-07-236
Keywords: Windows, tools, C++

Subhashish Dash <> writes:
> Has anyone compiled (with Borland C++ or GNU C++) and run the SUIF
> compiler toolkits on a WinNT system?

The closest that I can come to a positive answer for this is that one
of out former undergraduates at Harvard was able to compile machSUIF
(an extension to SUIF 1.2) using Visual C++. We have been running
machSUIF on a variety of platforms using g++.

A rather negative answer is that we have had space problems running
SUIF 2: The compiler of choice for SUIF 2 seems to be IBM's Montana

The difference in compilers seems to be from that fact that SUIF 1.x
never used templates since most compilers of the day had problems with
templates. Wherever templates would have been useful, SUIF 1.x would
down-cast pointers instead.

SUIF 2 as we received it for testing made extremely heavy use of
templates, to the point that you needed either an incremental
compiler, or a compiler that optimized templated code for space.

The SUIF 2 developers are aware of the problem.

-- Allyn

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