## Code Generation Techniques (1992)

Venue: | In INFOCOM (1 |

Citations: | 5 - 0 self |

### BibTeX

@TECHREPORT{Proebsting92codegeneration,

author = {Todd Alan Proebsting},

title = {Code Generation Techniques},

institution = {In INFOCOM (1},

year = {1992}

}

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### Abstract

Optimal instruction scheduling and register allocation are NP-complete problems that require heuristic solutions. By restricting the problem of register allocation and instruction scheduling for delayed-load architectures to expression trees we are able to find optimal schedules quickly. This thesis presents a fast, optimal code scheduling algorithm for processors with a delayed load of 1 instruction cycle. The algorithm minimizes both execution time and register use and runs in time proportional to the size of the expression tree. In addition, the algorithm is simple

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