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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 4 Sep 1998 11:19:12 -0700
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> From [log in to unmask] Fri Sep  4 09:54 PDT 1998
> [said Ron]
> >
> > In case you haven't seen it yet, there is a article titled "The Bench++ Benchmark Suite" by Joseph M. Orost in the October issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal.
> >
> > In the article he compares the performance of his benchmark compiled under GNU g++ v2.7.2 and Sun CC in SC 4.0 on a Ultra-2 (even listing the compilation flags.)
> >
> > Later he compares his benchmark compiled under Sun CC (no flags listed this time) on a Ultra-2 against the Ada PIWG suite compiled underVAX/Ada 2.1-28 (no compiler options listed) on a VAX 8650.
> >
> >
> > Why he didn't compare g++ vs gnat on the Ultra-2 (with and without error checking enabled) is something of a mystery to me.  Why the editors of DDJ allowed such a meaningless comparison in their magazine is too depressing to contemplate...
> >
> >
> > Ron Skoog
> > rons@aonix
> >
> Man, I wish we could cure all the rampant ignorance in the world.
> I'd be satisfied just to cure all the rampant ignorance in the
> _Ada_ world.
> My guess is the DDJ editors are just checking for obvious obscenity,
> and publishing whatever's not obscene. I'll bet they aren't very
> technically up to date.
> I'll bet the author of the article didn;t know about GNAT either...
> Sigh...
> Mike Feldman

I received a response from the author of that article to my query about his testing.  He said that he dosen't have access to a VAX so I think he was using somebody's published numbers to compare with.

I let him know about gnat :{).