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Issue No.11 - November (1994 vol.5)
pp: 1197-1205
<p>A compile-time analysis technique is developed to derive the probability with which auser-defined function or a supercombinator requires each one of its arguments. Thisprovides a basis for identifying useful speculative parallelism in a program. Theperformance of speculative evaluation is compared with that of lazy evaluation, and thenecessary conditions under which speculative evaluation performs better are identified.</p>
Index Termsfunctional programming; parallel languages; probability; speculative parallelism; functional languages; compile-time analysis technique; probability; user-defined function; supercombinator; speculative evaluation; lazy evaluation; performance; conservative parallelism; branch speculation; argument speculation; strictness analysis
P.V.R. Murthy, V. Rajaraman, "Implementation of Speculative Parallelism in Functional Languages", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol.5, no. 11, pp. 1197-1205, November 1994, doi:10.1109/71.329669
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