|Re: Looking for a reference to "Leaf Functions Optimization" email@example.com (1988-05-06)|
|Re: Looking for a reference to "Leaf Functions Optimization" firstname.lastname@example.org (Zoltan Somogyi) (1988-05-08)|
|Date:||Sun, 08 May 88 07:55:45 +1000|
|From:||Zoltan Somogyi <email@example.com>|
> An optimizing compiler can reduce the register saving/restoring (RSR) traffic
> during function calls by changing the allocation of variables to registers
> for leaf functions. ...
> This is a conventional optimization that is used in some compilers. I am
> looking for a reference to it. ...
Here is one:
F. Chow, M. Himelstein, E. Killian, L. Weber: Engineering a RISC compiler
system, Digest of Papers of the Thirtyfirst IEEE Computer Society
International Conference (CompCon 86 Spring), February 1986, pp. 132-137.
It describes the MIPS C compiler which has the optimization you mentioned.
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