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  1. the process of tuning the output of a compiler to minimize or maximize some attribute of an executable computer program

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  2. The most common requirement is to minimize the time taken to execute a program; a less common one is to minimize the amount of memory occupied, and the growth of portable computers has created a market for minimizing the power consumed by a program

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  3. It has been shown that some code optimization problems are NP-complete

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  4. In practice, factors such as programmer willingness to wait for the compiler to complete its task place upper limits on the optimizations that a compiler implementor might provide (optimization is a very CPU and memory intensive process)

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  5. In the past computer memory limitations were also a major factor in limiting which optimizations could be performed

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