|complex instruction set compiler firstname.lastname@example.org (Vipin Jain) (1998-03-15)|
|Re: complex instruction set compiler email@example.com (1998-03-15)|
|Re: complex instruction set compiler firstname.lastname@example.org (David Chase) (1998-03-15)|
|Re: complex instruction set compiler Eric.Hildum@Japan.NCR.COM (Eric Hildum) (1998-03-18)|
|Re: complex instruction set compiler email@example.com (1998-03-18)|
|Re: complex instruction set compiler firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Moog) (1998-03-20)|
|Re: complex instruction set compiler email@example.com (Jan Vorbrueggen) (1998-03-20)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Tobin)|
|Date:||18 Mar 1998 23:09:49 -0500|
|Organization:||HCRC, University of Edinburgh|
email@example.com (Ian Kemmish) writes:
>The compiler for Franz Lisp in BSD 4.2 (also for VAX, of course, and free on
>the BSD source tapes) actually *used* the complex instructions. I *think* it
>used the procedure call stuff
If I remember correctly, Franz Lisp used the simple JSR instruction
while cc used the complex CALLS instruction. I even have some
recollection of it running over assembler generated by cc and
replacing the CALLSs with JSRs.
Incidentally, you could run cc's peephole optimiser on the assembler
code produced by Franz Lisp, to produce code that was usually faster
and often still correct.
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