Accession Number:

AD0761529

Title:

A Survey of Register Allocation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

One of the most important functions a compiler must perform is the allocation of registers for the instruction stream it generates. In addition to assuring that the allocation of registers is consistent with the semantics of the program being compiled, many compilers attempt to make optimal use of the registers. A survey of work in the area of optimal register allocation is presented, and the algorithms used in a particular optimizing compiler BLISS-11 are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE