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A New Strategy for Code Generation
July 1979 (vol. 5 no. 4)
pp. 367-373
W.H. Harrison, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
This paper presents a systematic approach to the problem of generating good code with a compiler that is easy to construct. A compiler structure is proposed which relies on interprocedural data flow analysis, global optimization, and an intermediate language schema to simplify the task of writing the code generating portions of a compiler without sacrificing code quality. This structure is contrasted with a more conventional structure to explore the reasons why the new structure solves several problems inherent in the conventional structure. Further advantages which accrue from the new structure are also presented.
Index Terms:
software reliability, Code optimization, compilers, data abstraction, inter-procedural analysis
Citation:
W.H. Harrison, "A New Strategy for Code Generation," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 367-373, July 1979, doi:10.1109/TSE.1979.234204
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