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Reversible Machine Code and Its Abstract Processor Architecture

  • Holger Bock Axelsen
  • Robert Glück
  • Tetsuo Yokoyama
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4649)

Abstract

A reversible abstract machine architecture and its reversible machine code are presented and formalized. For machine code to be reversible, both the underlying control logic and each instruction must be reversible. A general class of machine instruction sets was proven to be reversible, building on our concept of reversible updates. The presentation is abstract and can serve as a guideline for a family of reversible processor designs. By example, we illustrate programming principles for the abstract machine architecture formalized in this paper.

Keywords

Control Logic Abstract Machine Program Counter Machine Code Execution Step 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Bock Axelsen
    • 1
  • Robert Glück
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Yokoyama
    • 1
  1. 1.DIKU, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 CopenhagenDenmark

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