Issue No.08 - August (1976 vol.9)
E.C.R. Hehner , University of Toronto
Matching the instructions and their representations to the distributions of usage can save 75% of the space taken by contemporary machine representations. The gain in space may be accompanied by a reduction in execution time due to more efficient use of data paths. Variable-length codes can also eliminate all forms of overflow from machine-language, and greatly reduce the probability of overflow in data.
E.C.R. Hehner, "Special Feature: Computer Design to Minimize Memory Requirements", Computer, vol.9, no. 8, pp. 65-70, August 1976, doi:10.1109/C-M.1976.218677