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Measures of Op-Code Utilization
May 1971 (vol. 20 no. 5)
pp. 582-584
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.
Index Terms:
Gibson mix, information measure, instruction set, op-code frequency, op-codes, programming, programming style.
Citation:
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
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