Data Representations in PDP-10 MacLISP.
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The internal representations of the various MacLISP data types are presented and discussed. Certain implementation tradeoffs are considered. The ultimate decisions on these tradeoffs are discussed in the light of implementation of large systems such as MACSYMA. The basic strategy of garbage collection is outlined, with reference to the specific representations involved. Certain clever tricks are explained and justified. The address space crunch is explained and some alternative solutions explored. Author
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