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Message no. 1
From: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>
Subject: Compilers/Languages (comments after thinking)
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1993 00:19:06 -0500
I like the idea of alternate programming languages/compilers.

I'm confused about what exactly they would accomplish beyond reducing
size. I have some thoughts, though:


Compiler/Language Option #1:
By using this language and its accompanying compiler, the resultant executable
tends to be substantially reduced compared to programs created by standard

Reduces Mp by (Comp. Theory x5) percent

Doubles Compiling Time
Costs =Y=


Compiler/Language Option #2:
Special library routines are intergrated into this system that allow
build programs to operate in such a way that they they substantially reduce
the load rating of the program.

Able to 'borrow' networking from its host, load reduced by 50%
(round up)

Doubles Compiling Time
Costs =Y=


Compiler/Language Option #3:
By integrating libraries containing a patented 'micro stealth' code,
programs are naturally able to more easily operate in hostile environments.

Tests to execute programs are reduced by (Comp. Theory x5) percent
(Round down, not to be less than one).

2.5x Compiling Time
Costs =Y=


Compiler/Language Option #4:
This blackmarket compiler has the unique ability to merge libraries to
produce programs exhibiting. You must purchase the other libraries.

Vary - see other compilers for specifics.

15x compiling time
Lots of =Y=


These make sense (please, no arguments about Game Balance{tm}) and I'd
welcome comments. These are just the first few ideas that popped into my

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