alto: a link-time optimizer for the Compaq Alpha

@article{Muth2001altoAL,
  title={alto: a link-time optimizer for the Compaq Alpha},
  author={Robert Muth and Saumya K. Debray and Scott A. Watterson and Koen De Bosschere},
  journal={Softw., Pract. Exper.},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={67-101}
}
Traditional optimizing compilers are limited in the scope o f their optimizations by the fact that only a single function, or possibly a single module, is available for anal ysis and optimization. In particular, this means that library routines cannot be optimized to specific calling con texts. Other optimization opportunities, exploiting information not available before linktime such as addresse s of variables and the final code layout, are often ignored because linkers are traditionally… CONTINUE READING
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