Accession Number : ADA017648

Title :   High-Level Language Compiling for User-Definable Architectures,


Personal Author(s) : Simoneaux,Donald Carlton

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 173

Abstract : The development of large-scale integrated circuits in the last few years has resulted in a rapid increase in the number of digital devices available for electronic system design. Skilled system designers often do not have an abundance of software experience and require better tools than are presently available in order to take maximum advantage of microprocessors and other functional building blocks. A case is made for the development of a highlevel language compiler which will allow the designer to specify not only his algorithm but also his hardware configuration and his optimization constraints. The PL/M compiler developed by Intel Corporation is used as a model for examining some of the requirements of this machine-independent compiler. A summary of work which was done to implement the first stages of such a compiler is presented, and factors which must be considered in order to further this work are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer architecture, *High level languages, *Programming languages, Computer programming, Compilers, Machine coding, Integrated circuits, FORTRAN, Microcomputers, Digital systems, Semantics, Microprogramming, Theses, Computer files, Parsers

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE