Subject: Re: But why?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/22/1996 12:37:54
>Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 19:40:31 -0500
>From: Travis Hassloch x231 <>

>3) you lose the distinction between compiler and linker -- you start
>wondering, "gee, can I do some interprocedural dataflow analysis in
>here" and pretty soon you are requiring every part of the code
>to be resident in order to do those optimizations

This is how Plan9's toolchain works.  Basically, their compiler spits
out binary-encoded RTL; the linker can then perform global
optimizations while generating code.  See their web site for details.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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