[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Fri Mar 16 05:41:26 EDT 2007


"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> writes:

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Leif Nixon wrote:
>
>> Compilers are designed to compile code written by humans.
>> Autogenerated code typically does not optimize well.
>
> Or be human-readable.

It can be, though. I actually spent several years working on
maintaining a big compiler suite that originally was written in
Pascal, and then autotranslated into ANSI C. It wasn't *too* horrible.

At least not as a result of the translation.

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Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
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National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University
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