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Reducing Build Time through Precompilations for Evolving Large Software

Yu, Yijun; Dayani-Fard, Homayoun; Mylopoulos, John and Andritsos, Periklis (2005). Reducing Build Time through Precompilations for Evolving Large Software. In: 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 26-29 Sep 2005, Budapest, Hungary.

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Large-scale legacy programs take long time to compile, thereby hampering productivity. This paper presents algorithms that reduce compilation time by analyzing syntactic dependencies in fine-grain program units, and by removing redundancies as well as false dependencies. These algorithms are combined with parallel compilation techniques (compiler farms, compiler caches), to further reduce build time. We demonstrate through experiments their effectiveness in achieving significant speedup for both fresh and incremental builds.

Item Type: Conference Item
ISSN: 1063-6773
Keywords: restructuring; compilation; automated software engineering; build process optimization; software evolution
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 6944
Depositing User: Yijun Yu
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:28
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