self compiler questinos

trost%reed.BITNET at Forsythe.Stanford.EDU trost%reed.BITNET at Forsythe.Stanford.EDU
Mon Sep 24 17:39:12 UTC 1990

vme131!lsi4!jecel at uunet.UU.NET writes:
>Why is the Self compiler always compared with optimizing C? Since
>it does many run-time checks I would think that Self would be
>more fairly compared to Pascal.

And, in the interests of completeness, which C compiler are you
comparing against.  I don't know about the Sparcstation, but on a
Sun 3 you can get a factor-of-two performance improvement simply by
using gcc instead of Sun cc.

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