Accession Number:

AD0292168

Title:

ANATOMY OF AN ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The Generalized Assembly System GAS combines a number of features which have either been talked about in the past or have actually appeared in one form or another in working assemblers. The motivation for designing GAS is threefold. First, combining these features in one system, while desirable in itself, will provide a far more powerful assembly mechanism than any which is currently available. Second, mechanisms within GAS already provide a large part of what is needed to construct translators one should capitalize on this fact by designing translators as the top level of the assembly system rather than as self-contained entities or preprocessors. Third, GAS is intended to be as much a research tool as it may be a practical assembly system for everyday use. A general description is presented of both the GAS language and the organization of the GAS processor. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE