Evaluating Compiler Alternatives for QUARC
New ideas need to be thoroughly examined and tested t o investigate the quality and implications of the innovation. For this researchers need access to good tools to perform experiments, and in software research this means to have full access to the source code of the tool chains and the platform. Another crucial element on today’s competitive research and development market is the duration required for establishing whether the new idea is worth pursuing. Too long delays will degrade a company’s and research centre’s ability to compete, thus it is important to have fast methods and good tools. In softwar research this means to have tool chains with the right interfaces that can easily be extended for experimentation purposes. Quanser and the University of Waterloo together investigate what tools are good tools with respect to accessibility and right interfaces. In this project, we explore alternatives to the current tools and tool chain and expect to find better solutions than the currently used ones.