Accession Number:

ADA002322

Title:

Criteria for Evaluating the Performance of Compilers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1973-Jun 1974

Corporate Author:

SOFTECH INC WALTHAM MA

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

355.0

Abstract:

The main purpose of this study was to develop criteria by which it will be possible to qualitatively measure and evaluate the performance of compilers, possibly operating on different computers, and possibly having different features. To satisfy this purpose, three technical questions were studied 1 How can two compilers with the same features and operating in the same environment be compared. 2 If two compilers with the same features operate in different environments, how can their measured differences in performance be attributed to the environmental differences vs. the compiler differences. 3 How should a compiler buyer deal with the problem of evaluating compilers with different special features. These three questions were studied from a point of view that the answers should help provide a basis for conducting dollar costbenefit analysis of compilers.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE