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Steps toward a compiler for BLISS-360.

Authors
Bahler, Richard Charles
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Advisors
Kildall, Gary A.
Date of Issue
1972
Date
June 1972
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The design of a compiler for the IBM s/360 systems implementation language BLISS-360, a modification of the PDP-10 language BLISS-10, is described. The compiler has a two-pass structure that is based upon the XPL Compiler Generator System. The first of these passes, which uses the XPL prototype compiler Skeleton, is examined in some detail. Fundamental data structures are described for this pass, including a constant table, a dictionary for variable definitions, and an intermediate language table to retain the source program structure and semantics. Modifications which allow the Skeleton compiler to perform a syntax analysis of BLISS-360 programs are discussed and demonstrated. General requirements are defined for the functions to be performed by the second pass, including machine language code generation from the intermediate language, storage allocation and building program interface linkage.
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Mathematics
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.