[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 academic work from CMU. VAX Ada (developed later) used the VAX Code Generator (VCG) 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 I use the past tense because VAX Scan is no longer supported (it is on the Freeware distribution, VAX C has been replaced by DEC C on VAX (a different compiler) while the other two have at least been renamed DEC <language-name>.