Re: Activation Records on Stack Based Machines

"Basile Starynkevitch \[news\]" <basile-news@starynkevitch.net>
31 Jan 2004 00:53:50 -0500

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From: "Basile Starynkevitch \[news\]" <basile-news@starynkevitch.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 31 Jan 2004 00:53:50 -0500
Organization: http://starynkevitch.net - Ours
References: 04-01-129
Keywords: architecture
Posted-Date: 31 Jan 2004 00:53:50 EST

On 2004-01-23, leibniz <io@spunge.org> wrote:


> I'm actually new to code generation techniques dealing with
> function invocation/declaration. I am working on a small imperative
> language that uses a stack based virtual machine. I've searched/read
> about activation records, but all I found was register-based machines
> way of pushing activation records on the stack. [...]


I think that some chapters of C.Queinnec's book "Lisp in Small Pieces"
(I actually have the original french version) would help you.


On a more theoritical point of view, the whole domain of continuations
might also be relevant (even if continuations are not always
implemented as activation records' stacks)




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