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Generating action compilers by partial evaluation

  • Anders Bondorf (a1) and Jens Palsberg (a2)

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Compiler generation based on Mosses' action semantics has been studied by Brown, Moura, and Watt, and also by the second author. The core of each of their systems is a handwritten action compiler, producing either C or machine code. We have obtained an action compiler in a much simpler way: by partial evaluation of an action interpreter. Even though our compiler produces Scheme code, the code runs as fast as that produced by the previous action compilers.

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