Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Oregon Graduate Center
Machine description tables and attributes are used to specify translations from an intermediate representation (G-code) to a target code representation of programs (for a functional programming language like LML). Code generators were obtained for target machines VAX 11/780, INTEL 286/310 and MOTOROLA 68000 using machine description tables and attributes. A compiler built on this model can automatically perform some machine dependent optimizations.
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