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    Thanks CornedBee,


    Question answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    Maybe. How a compiler works is a mystery to most programmers. You don't know what it does. It's a black box. You put in source on one end and get out object code on the other. Much can happen in-between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    Maybe. How a compiler works is a mystery to most programmers. You don't know what it does. It's a black box. You put in source on one end and get out object code on the other. Much can happen in-between.
    And just like the question of "Meaning of life, universe and everything" according to the great Douglas Adams "Once you've got it figured out, it gets replaced with an even more complex version" - once you think you know what the compiler does for all things, the next version of the compiler comes out, and things are different.

    We're just getting a new compiler in at work, and the initial tests show that it generates code that is about 2% longer than the previous compiler version - you'd expect the new compiler to generate SMALLER code.

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    You know so much, thanks Mats!


    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    And just like the question of "Meaning of life, universe and everything" according to the great Douglas Adams "Once you've got it figured out, it gets replaced with an even more complex version" - once you think you know what the compiler does for all things, the next version of the compiler comes out, and things are different.

    We're just getting a new compiler in at work, and the initial tests show that it generates code that is about 2% longer than the previous compiler version - you'd expect the new compiler to generate SMALLER code.

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    Mats

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