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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: LJKpublish <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 15:46:00 EDT
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[log in to unmask] (Jean-Pierre Rosen) quoted and then wrote:

>The authors report that they compared the compilation speeds of similar
>Ada and Pascal program under Vax/VMS (old technology nowadays). The
>compilers are based on the same technology, so it minimizes effects due to
>compilers rather than the language.

"Technology" is a rather broad term, but VAX Ada and VAX Pascal did _not_
share code-generation.  VAX Pascal had its own method based on some
work from CMU.  VAX Ada (developed later) used the VAX Code Generator
developed for VAX C and VAX PL/I and also used by VAX Scan.

I use the past tense because VAX Scan is no longer supported (it is on the
Freeware distribution, VAX C has been replaced by DEC C on VAX (a
compiler) while the other two have at least been renamed DEC