Issue No.05 - May (1971 vol.20)
C.C. Foster , IEEE
The static and dynamic utilization of a set of machine op-codes is examined. Two measures of the effective use of machine instructions are discussed and applied to samples of hand-coded programs and object code.
Gibson mix, information measure, instruction set, op-code frequency, op-codes, programming, programming style.
C.C. Foster, R.H. Gonter, E.M. Riseman, "Measures of Op-Code Utilization", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.20, no. 5, pp. 582-584, May 1971, doi:10.1109/T-C.1971.223296