QuoteRef: joneSP9_1999

references p-r
ACM references m-z
code generation
intermediate representation of code
memory management by garbage collection
abstraction in programming
machine independent programming
function call
function results
return from procedure
case statement
separate a module's interface specification from its implementation
interrupt handler
register allocation
machine code and assembly language
reusable programming


Jones, S.P., Ramsey, N., Reig, F., "C--: a portable assembly language that supports garbage collection", pp. 1-28, in Nadathur, G. (ed.), Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming, International Conference PPDP'99, Paris, France, September-October 1999, Springer, LNCS 1702. Google

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QuoteRef: ramsN6_2000

2 ;;Quote: co-design the front end, back end, and run-time system of a programming language; garbage collection, exception handling, debugging, profiling, and concurrency
2+;;Quote: C-- is a portable assembly language; e.g., language-independent specification of garbage collection
5 ;;Quote: C-- is an abstraction of computation (expressions), control flow (if), memory (addressing), registers (variables), and procedures; an intermediate language
5 ;;Quote: C-- procedure names are expressions of native code-pointer type; multiple results, tail call, and fixed argument list
9 ;;Quote: C-- includes an efficient switch statement; e.g., jump table of procedure addresses for a tail call
11 ;;Quote: C-- separates policy from mechanism; enough hooks to allow a front-end system to implement a high-level run-time service; e.g., garbage collection
11 ;;Quote: high-level run-time services need to inspect and modify the state of a suspended program; e.g., garbage collector and live pointers, exception handler and call stack
11+;;Quote: high-level run-time services combine information that only the front end has (variables on the heap, which exception handlers in scope), with information that only the back end has (live variables, program-counter values, how to unwind stacks)
23 ;;Quote: C-- defines safepoints that yield to an asynchronous pre-emption; every loop is cut by a safe point
23 ;;Quote: with garbage collection and debugging, a call can modify live local variables; C-- can mark parameters and variables as invariant across calls
26 ;;Quote: C-- replaces C as a portable assembly language; includes a low-level, reusable run-time system that hides calling conventions and stack allocation; permits register allocation, liveness analysis, and garbage collection

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