Accession Number : AD0724730

Title :   Automatic Creation of a Code Generator from a Machine Description.

Descriptive Note : Thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Perry L.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The paper studies some of the problems involved in attaining machine independence for a code generator, similar to the language independence and the token independence attained by automatic parsing and automatic lexical systems. In particular, the paper examines the logic involved in two areas of code generation: computation and data reference. It presents models embodying the logic of each area and demonstrates how the models can be filled out by descriptive informatin about a particular machine. The paper also describes how the models can be incorporated into a descriptive macro code generation system (DMACS) to be used as a tool by a language implementer in creating a machine independent code generator, which can be made machine-directed by a suitable description of a particular machine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *COMPILERS), SYNTAX, COMPUTER LOGIC, SUBROUTINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GRAMMARS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE