Random Program Generators

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Tue Feb 15 11:58:00 GMT 2000

> One of the useful tools for studying compiler execution times is a
> random program generator - you can use it to generate programs with
> lots of header but only small source files, etc.  A cursory search
> of the web reveals only the little generator in utils/spu that I
> wrote years ago for Cygnus, but surely there must be something else.
> Does anybody know of anything that they would recommend?

I have a 'random SDL and ASN.1' generator, if that helps :-)

My experience is that those are always specific for a test
purpose. Once the compiler supports all output of the generator
sufficiently, you'll have to improve the generator to make the
compiler break again.


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