Developing an optimising compiler for occam
Authors: Kalogeropoulos, Spiridon
occam is a high-level language which got constructs for generating explicitly concurrent processes which communicate using channels. In this paper we present our methodology for developing an optimising occam compiler which consist of a framework to represent concurrency and the semantic properties of an occam program that enables efficient process optimisations, and inter-procedural optimisations to be performed. Furthermore, we tackle the issue of retargeting the optimising occam compiler for different processors of the transputer family.
Proceedings of WoTUG-21: Architectures, Languages and Patterns for Parallel and Distributed Applications, Peter H. Welch, André W. P. Bakkers, 1998, pp 157 - 166 published by IOS Press, Amsterdam
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