Issue No. 02 - February (1982 vol. 31)
M. De Prycker , Department of Computer Science, University of Ghent
Variable accesses and scope rule enforcements represent a major part of the execution time of block-structured high-level language programs. The performance of a computer system largely depends on the implementation of the variable addressing mechanism. Several lexical level addressing mechanisms exist to reduce this overhead, including the well-known display mechanism and a proposal by Tanenbaum. The choice among these mechanisms is not trivial, and requires a careful performance analysis.
procedure, variable access, Block, display mechanism, high-level language implementation, performance analysis
M. De Prycker, "A Performance Analysis of the Implementation of Addressing Methods in Block-Structured Languages," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 155-163, 1982.