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Author Wulf, W. A. ♦ Russell, D. B. ♦ Habermann, A. N.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Data structures ♦ Systems programming ♦ Implementation language ♦ Programming languages
Abstract A language, BLISS, is described. This language is designed so as to be especially suitable for use in writing production software systems for a specific machine (the PDP-10): compilers, operating systems, etc. Prime design goals of the design are the ability to produce highly efficient object code, to allow access to all relevant hardware features of the host machine, and to provide a rational means by which to cope with the evolutionary nature of systems programs. A major feature which contributes to the realization of these goals is a mechanism permitting the definition of the representation of all data structures in terms of the access algorithm for elements of the structure.
Description Affiliation: SRC Atlas Laboratory, Berks, England (Russell, D. B.) || Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (Wulf, W. A.; Habermann, A. N.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 12
Page Count 11
Starting Page 780
Ending Page 790


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Source: ACM Digital Library