Edison Design Group

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Edison Design Group
Founded1988 [1]
HeadquartersScotch Plains, New Jersey
Key people
J. Stephen Adamczyk
John Spicer
Daveed Vandevoorde
ProductsCompiler front ends
Number of employees

The Edison Design Group (EDG) is a company that makes compiler front ends (preprocessing and parsing) for C++ and formerly Java and Fortran.[2][3] Their front ends are widely used in commercially available compilers and code analysis tools. Users include the Intel C++ compiler,[4] Microsoft Visual C++ (IntelliSense), NVIDIA CUDA Compiler, SGI MIPSpro, The Portland Group, and Comeau C++.[5] They are widely known for having the first, and likely only, front end to implement the unused until C++20[6] export keyword of C++.[7][8][9][10]

EDG was founded in 1988 in New Jersey by J. Stephen "Steve" Adamczyk, a 1974 B.S. graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a 1977 M.S. graduate of the Indiana University Bloomington, and an experienced compiler engineer who had worked for Advanced Computer Techniques in New York City.[1][11]

Other employees include John Spicer and Daveed Vandevoorde.

See also[edit]

  • Dinkumware, supplier of the standard library for several commercial C/C++ compilers


  1. ^ a b "Company Background". Edison Design Group. Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  2. ^ D. Ryan Stephens (2005). C++ cookbook. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-596-00761-4. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. ^ Briand, Marc (1 December 2007). "Editor's Forum". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  4. ^ "General compatibility of the Intel C++ Compiler for Windows". Software.intel.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions: Who are your customers?". Edison Design Group. Archived from the original on 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  6. ^ "Using export keyword with templates". Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  7. ^ "Why We Can't Afford Export" (PDF). (266 KB)
  8. ^ David Vandevoorde; Nicolai M. Josuttis (2003). C++ templates: the complete guide. Addison-Wesley. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-201-73484-3. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  9. ^ Daveed Vandevoorde (10 January 2002). "Implementability of export" comp.std.c++.
  10. ^ Daveed Vandevoorde (28 February 2002). "The export keyword". comp.lang.c++.moderated.
  11. ^ Paula Span (27 February 1994). "The On-line Mystique". The Washington Post. p. w.11. Retrieved 21 December 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Adamczyk, J. Stephen. MU: A System Implementation Language for Microcomputers, Indiana University, 1977

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