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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-08 09:22:37

----- Original Message -----
From: "joel de guzman" <isis-tech_at_[hidden]>

> Some questions:
> 1. Why is compilation times bounded by lexical analysis?

Sheer number of tokens to be processed. That is why most compilers can't
afford to use table-generated lexers and end up using hand-crafted code

Well, at least until template instantiation came along as a compilation job,
this was true ;-)

> 2. What are the performance bottle-necks typically encountered?
> 3. What can be done about it?

I don't know.


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