This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
February 1983 (vol. 32 no. 2)
pp. 156-175
M.J. Flynn, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Execution architectures include Directly Executed Languages, or DEL's, which are tailored to particular combinations of software and hardware technologies. In this paper, we review the general notion of DEL's, and show how they compare to traditional instruction set architectures. We focus on general techniques for synthesizing DEL's rather than performance questions per se, however. There are four aspects to this design problem: Naming: relating identifiers to objects. Formatting: associating objects to arguments/results. Control: specifying the order of interpretation. Function: operating on objects identified by the naming and format mechanisms, in the order specified by the control mechanism.
Index Terms:
locality, Contour model, directly executed language (DEL), emulation, execution architecture, formats, interpretation, language machine, language oriented architecture
Citation:
M.J. Flynn, L.W. Hoevel, "Execution Architecture: The DELtran Experiment," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 156-175, Feb. 1983, doi:10.1109/TC.1983.1676200
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.