Walter Banks's blog
This is the start of an interesting discussion on loop unrolling as a compiler optimization. I summed up our thinking on it:
Application code usually was very clear and almost always right
in their timing choice of straight line vs loop implementation. Rolling
up straight line code and unrolling loops more often than not
interfered with a conscience choice a developer made.
We're reprinting a call for the C community to review the current version of the CERT C Secure Coding Standard. Secure coding is the practice of avoiding security exploits through more rigorous control of the sources, methods, and products of compilation.
CERT's wiki has a lot of well-thought-out information in it.
Subject: CERT C Secure Coding Standard - last call for reviewers
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:02:10 -0400
From: Robert Seacord firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Software Engineering Institute
Walter Banks will be speaking on Fuzzy Logic in Toronto in May. The seminar will be held by the Signals and Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter of IEEE Toronto.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., location to be announced.