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How we test the compiler performance

The C++ back-end team is very conscious of the performance of our product.  Today I will present to you an overview of how we define “performance of our product” and the way we measure it.  Along the way I hope to introduce you to some new ideas that you can use to test your product’s performance as well. You can ...
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How we test the compiler backend

My name is Alex Thaman and I am a Senior Test Lead on the Visual C++ compiler team at Microsoft.  The focus of this blog is testing of the compiler backend where I’ve spent a good portion of my time here.  For those not aware, this is the part of the compiler that takes an intermediate representation as an input, does ...
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VC++ Tip: Get detailed build throughput diagnostics using MSBuild, compiler and linker

We know that build throughput for applications are a time crunch on developer productivity. We have spent some time on improving linker throughput and other areas in VS2010, and will continue to investigate improving overall build throughput in future releases. In this blog post, we will describe a couple of options to get diagnostics for ...
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