Need 286 "C" benchmark

Jerry Lotto lotto at talcott.UUCP
Thu May 23 02:41:53 AEST 1985

> I just love the contact sport of "combative benchmarking".  I note how
> the source code for the Hofstader (sp?) benchmark just accidentally
> happens to declare its register variables from the least-used to the
> most used, the opposite of normal C convention.  And by coincidence,
> there are three of those little hummers... and we're comparing a
> 68K with >3 regvars against a 286 with only 2!...
> gordon letwin
> microsoft
	I agree... note the SIZE of the hardware registers we are using.
This would not be a problem, but most micro C compiler produced code will
try to cram the decimal number 250500+ into those 16 bit ints. And then
to do a calloc of this many words...

Gerald Lotto - Harvard Chemistry Dept.

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