|Internal code of GCC G77 (questions) email@example.com (1996-03-05)|
|Re: Internal code of GCC G77 (questions) firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-03-08)|
|Internal code of GCC G77 (questions) email@example.com.OZ.AU (1996-03-10)|
|Date:||10 Mar 1996 01:01:07 -0500|
firstname.lastname@example.org (Laurent BRISTIEL) writes:
>- what is "obstack" ??
>( I don't even know what it means in english .. I am french :)
An obstack is a stack of objects. Basically obstacks are used as a
form of memory management which is in appropriate situations can be
more efficient and less difficult than malloc/free. See obstack.h.
>- what is bytecode ?
>very often, the compiler is using a different way, in case of
>byte_code is asked , but I don't know what it is.
GNU C can generate either (1) assembly code, which is passed to the
assembler to generate machine code, or (2) byte code, i.e. code for a
virtual machine, which can be interpreted by a byte-code interpreter.
>From what I understand, the support for byte code in gcc is not yet
complete -- in particular, I don't think anyone has written the
byte-code interpreter yet.
Fergus Henderson WWW: http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~fjh
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