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Christopher W. Fraser

Since 1975, Christopher W. Fraser has researched compiling, particularlyproducing code generators automatically from compact specs, and haspublished many technical articles in this area. He originated retargetablepeephole optimization, which GCC, a popular C compiler, uses to help selectinstructions. From 1977 until 1986, Fraser taught computer science,including compiling, at the University of Arizona. Since 1986, Fraser hasconducted computing research at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NewJersey.