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Volume 22, Number 3, Page 271 (1983)
Software Development
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Design and use of a program execution analyzer

by L. R. Power
Execution analyzers are used to improve the performance of programs, operating systems, and hardware systems. This paper presents a general overview of these tools, especially those designed for use by application programmers. The design tradeoffs of a wide variety of execution analyzers are examined. In addition, the design and use of a new execution analyzer are presented; its purpose is to assist in the optimization of highly modular PL/I programs.
Related Subjects: Performance; Programming