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Partial evaluation of C and automatic compiler generation

Extended abstract
  • Lars Ole Andersen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 641)

Abstract

A partial evaluator is a program transformator which as input take a program and parts of its input, and as output produce a specialized residual program. When applied to the rest of the input data, the residual program yields same result as the orignal program. The aim is efficiency: the residual program often run an order of magnitude faster. We have developed a self-applicable partial evaluator for a substantial subset of the C programming language. The possibility of self-application enables generation of stand-alone compilers from executable specifications, for example interpreters.

Keywords

Residual Program Partial Evaluation Residual Function Program Point Partial Evaluator 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Ole Andersen
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  1. 1.Department of University of CopenhagenDIKUCopenhagen ØDenmark

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