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Re: Very Fast: Directly Coded Lexical Analyzer Kevin Handy Thu May 31 12:03:27 2007

Diego Novillo wrote:
We are *always* interested in making GCC faster.  All you need now is a
copyright assignment, the willingness to do the work (or find someone to
do it for you) and the time to implement it.

200% speed gains are nice, especially if they can be replicated outside
the lab.

What does a 200% speedup mean?

If a program runs in 10 seconds, then a 200% speedup would
mean it runs (10 * 200/100) 20 seconds faster, thus it runs in
-10 seconds. Must be nice having the results before you start
the program.