HyperLink   Dynamic Control of Compile Time Using Vertical Region-Based Compilation
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  Jaymie L. Oehler (nee Braun)
  MS thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.

In an effort to extract higher levels of instruction-level parallelism (ILP) from programs and meet the needs of today's wide-issue machines, compilers are employing aggressive global optimizations and scheduling techniques. The application of these transformations to a program is a time-intensive task. Compilers also often employ aggressive procedure inlining in order to obtain a more global view of a program and expose cyclic code. This process increases the size of the functions in a program. In a traditional compiler, this may cause the optimization and scheduling of a function to become intractable as the memory and time compilation requirements increase.