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Understanding the Behavior of Compiler Optimizations
Software: Practice and Experience (2006)
  • Eliot B. Moss

Compiler optimizations are difficult to implement and add complexity to a compiler. For this reason, compiler writers are selective about implementing them: they implement only the ones that they believe will be beneficial. To support compiler writers in this, we describe a method for measuring the cost and benefits of compiler optimizations, both individually and in synergy with other optimizations. We demonstrate our method by presenting results for the optimizations implemented in the Jikes Research Virtual Machine on the PowerPC and IA32 platforms. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Java,
  • compiler optimizations,
  • performance evaluation of optimizations
Publication Date
July, 2006
Citation Information
Eliot B. Moss. "Understanding the Behavior of Compiler Optimizations" Software: Practice and Experience Vol. 36 Iss. 8 (2006)
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