Edison Design Group

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Edison Design Group
Industry Software
Founded 1988 [1]
Headquarters Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Key people
J. Stephen Adamczyk
John Spicer
Daveed Vandevoorde
Products compiler frontends
Website www.edg.com

The Edison Design Group (EDG) is a company that makes compiler frontends (preprocessing and parsing).[2][3] Their frontends are widely used in commercially available compilers and code analysis tools. Users include the Intel C++ compiler,[4] Microsoft Visual C++, SGI MIPSpro, The Portland Group, and Comeau C++.[5] They are widely known for having the first, and likely only, frontend to implement the now-deprecated[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.
  • Plum Hall, certifies C/C++ compilers and standard libraries.


  1. ^ a b "Company Background". Edison Design Group. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  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?". Edg.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  6. ^ https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5416872/using-export-keyword-with-templates. Retrieved 2015-03-02.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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". 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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