Code Generation

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Code generation (also called instruction selection) is a program transformation performed in the back-ends of compilers. At this state of compilation intermediate representation? expressions are transformed into sequences of machine code instructions.

Code Generator Generators

  • BURG: generate a CodeGenerator from a tree grammar that describes declaratively how IntermediateRepresentation? expression patterns can be mapped to machine instructions.

Publications about Code Generation

  • Aho A V, Ganapathi M, Tjiang S W K "Code generation using tree matching and dynamic programming", TOPLAS v11 #4, pp491-516, Oct 1989

  • Christopher T W, Hatcher P J "High quality code generation via bottom up tree pattern matching" Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM symposium on principles of programming languages, pp119-130, 1986

  • Fraser C W, Wendt A L "Automatic generation of fast optimizing code generators" SIGPLAN Not. v23 #7, pp79-84, Jul. 1988

  • Fraser C W "A language for writing code generators", SIGPLAN Not. v24 #7, pp238-245, Jul. 1987

  • Schwartz R A, Yates J S "Dynamic programming and industrial strength instruction selection: code generation by tiring but not exhaustive, search" SIGPLAN Not. v23 #10, pp131-140, Oct. 1988

-- EelcoVisser - 08 Jan 2002, 09 Jun 2002

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