Faraday cages ( was Re: staticy plastic tubs )
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Oct 22 13:45:47 CDT 2006
Jim Leonard wrote:
> Jay West wrote:
> A compiler is supposed to generate assembler-level (machine-level)
> constructs for what the high-level language is asking for. Nothing is
> more efficient than that. If the compiler produced code that was so
> incredibly obtuse and broken that it took longer to execute an operation
> than an interpreter, the compiler was a piece of crap.
It could be that it is using 32 bit ints under FORTRAN as a default.
Looking at FORTRAN IV for the PDP-8 you have 24 bit ints standard
so all you integer math is a call to suboutines.
> I call serious BS on the statement "some interpreters were faster than
> some compilers". People are going to have to back that up with actual
> examples before it becomes believable.
Some verions of FORTRAN for the PDP 11 was threaded code too.
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