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Author Bottenbruch, H. H. ♦ Grau, A. A.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract A program which translates an algorithmic language such as ALGOL into the machine language of an electronic computer performs the following functions:Analysis. From the program in algorithmic language are determined the operations which the computer must perform in the execution of the target program and the logical interdependence of these.Optimization. Of the many possibilities for optimization that exist, two are pertinent to this note: (2a) the elimination of superfluous operations, and (2b) the execution at translation time of those operations which do not depend on results produced by the target program.Synthesis. The sequence of operations which arise from steps 1 and 2 is expressed in the language of the computer and placed into the target program.
Description Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge (Bottenbruch, H. H.; Grau, A. A.)
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 5
Issue Number 7
Page Count 3
Starting Page 384
Ending Page 386


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Source: ACM Digital Library