DCG: An Efficient, Retargetable Dynamic Code Generation System

Dawson R. Engler, Todd A Proebsting

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Dynamic code generation allows aggressive optimization through the use of runtime information. Previous systems typically relied on ad hoc code generators that were not designed for retargetability, and did not shield the client from machine-specific details. We present a system, dcg, that allows clients to specify dynamically generated code in a machine-independent manner. Our one-pass code generator is easily retargeted and extremely efficient 1994. Experiments show that dynamic code generation increases some application speeds by over an order of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-272
Number of pages10
JournalACM SIGPLAN Notices
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 11 1994

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