Issue No. 05 - May (1988 vol. 14)
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<p>Achieving maximum performance through migration of functions from software to microcode requires rethinking the linkage editing process. An object-oriented model of naming and binding clarifies the alternative abstractions available in naming and linking across the macro-micro machine boundary. Alternative abstractions for sharing micro-objects and for dynamic use of micro-objects are presented and their implementations discussed. The conclusions are based on actual implementations.</p>
compilers; vertical migration environment; maximum performance; microcode; linkage editing process; object-oriented model; naming; binding; abstractions; micro-objects; data structures; microprogramming; program compilers
R. Winner, "Naming and Binding in a Vertical Migration Environment," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 14, no. , pp. 599-607, 1988.