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Blog Archive for johnm during April 2005

Michael Levin posted a Java coding challenge this morning to write a Java program to show what terms like e.g., 99.999% reliability actually means. Here's my quick and dirty take (written while watching F1 :-): /* * What does X nines reliability really mean? */import java.io.*;public class Nines{    private static int SPM = 60;    private static int SPH = SPM * 60;...
The GNU folks have released version 4.0 of the venerable GCC compiler with built-in support for the C, C++, Objective-C, Ada, Fortran, and Java programming languages. The biggest general change is the completely new intermediate language representation based on tree SSA. SSA (Static, Single Assignment) is a modern approach to the intermediate representation of the parsed programs which allows...