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Author Jones, Neil D.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1996
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Compiler generators ♦ Compilers ♦ Interpreters ♦ Partial evaluation ♦ Program specialization
Abstract Partial evaluation provides a unifying paradigm for a broad spectrum of work in program optimization compiling interpretation and the generation of automatic program generators [Bjørner et al. 1987; Ershov 1992; and Jones et al. 1993]. It is a program optimization technique, perhaps better called program specialization, closely related to but different from Jørring and Scherlis' staging transformations [1986]. It emphasizes, in comparison with Burstall and Darlington [1977] and Jørring and Scherlis [1986] and other program transformation work, full automation and the generation of program generators as well as transforming single programs. Much partial evaluation work to date has concerned automatic compiler generation from an interpretive definition of programming language, but it also has important applications to scientific computing, logic programming, metaprogramming, and expert systems; some pointers are given later.
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-09-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 3
Page Count 24
Starting Page 480
Ending Page 503


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Source: ACM Digital Library