|Compiling C for stack engines firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-05-28)|
|Re: Compiling C for stack engines pazsan@Informatik.TU-Muenchen.DE (1992-06-01)|
|Re: Compiling C for stack engines email@example.com (1992-06-03)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Philip Koopman)|
|Summary:||New techniques / '92 Rochester Forth Conference|
|Keywords:||C, forth, optimize|
|Organization:||School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon|
|Date:||Thu, 28 May 1992 19:47:05 GMT|
Contrary to popular opinion, I believe that it is possible to write an
efficient C/conventional language to Forth translator. It's just not
obvious how to do it.
I plan to present a paper on a new technique to manage temporary variable
allocation on the data stack at Rochester next month. The abstract is
below. Since I have already had requests for this information, I am
offering to e-mail a uuencoded postscript copy of the paper to anyone who
sends me an INTERNET e-mail address. Sorry, I don't have time to fax,
mail, etc. (but I'll try to bring spare copies to the conference).
A Preliminary Exploration of Optimized Stack Code Generation
Philip Koopman, Jr.
This paper presents an experimental code generator that performs
intra-block stack scheduling for a stack-based execution model. For small
test programs, 91% to 100% of redundant local variable accesses were
eliminated using this compiler. Compiled intra-block stack scheduling and
hand-performed global stack scheduling show that significant opportunities
exist to keep temporary variable values on the expression evaluation stack
when compiling conventional languages.
Phil Koopman email@example.com
United Technologies Research Center (203) 727-1624
411 Silver Lane East Hartford, CT 06108
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