Is a comparison of the C compiler efficiency/benchmarks and hand coded assembly available?
ColinJ wrote: Is a comparison of the C compiler efficiency/benchmarks and hand coded assembly available?
The C/C++ compiler is an optimizing compiler and can be tuned for speed and code density. Since the compiler improves with each release, we do not do a study comparing the compiler-generated code to assembly programs. We recommend that all customers use C/C++ as their programming language — there are ways to perform very low-level tasks through pragmas, intrinsic functions, and compiler switches. Inspecting the generated code is probably the best measure of compiler efficiency, and can be used to decide if hand-optimizing assembly functions is necessary.
Retrieving data ...