Re: Intermediate Representations (DanHicks)
Sun, 11 Dec 1994 03:50:08 GMT

          From comp.compilers

Related articles
Intermediate Representations (Tony Jones) (1994-12-06)
Re: Intermediate Representations (1994-12-11)
Re: Intermediate Representations (1994-12-14)
| List of all articles for this month |

Newsgroups: comp.compilers
From: (DanHicks)
Keywords: optimize
Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)
References: 94-12-056
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 1994 03:50:08 GMT
Received-Date: Sat, 10 Dec 94 22:50:10 -0500

Tony Jones <> writes:
Can anyone provide references to papers/other sources which compare and
contrast various forms of Intemediate Representations (SSA, PDG, QUADS,
AST's + any others).

I'd prefer real comparisons, rather than references to papers on each IR
(i.e the Ferrante paper on PDG's)

My interest here, is in choosing an flexible but practical IR for a home

Well, I don't know of any papers, but I can give you some advice: Use a
stack-oriented IR similar to P-code. This is a natural representation to
generate out of a compiler and a natural one to input into a back end.
Most of the books will talk about tuples or elegant things like the Ada IR
(what was it called?) but these are not well suited for **intermediate**
representations. Note that, on the other hand, you will probably want
some sort of tuple representation for an **internal** representation in
the back end.

Post a followup to this message

Return to the comp.compilers page.
Search the comp.compilers archives again.