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The implementation of case statements in Pascal
Sale, AHJ (1981) The implementation of case statements in Pascal. Software - Practice and Experience, 11. pp. 929-942.
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This paper examines the probable implementations of the case statement in Pascal, and analyses their consequences. A particular implementation for the Burroughs B6700/7700 series illustrates the necessary investigations. The techniques, though not new, are brought together to serve as a stimulus to improving the implementation of case-statements in other compilers for Pascal, and to provide ideas for implementers. The architectural limitations of even high-level computers in implementing the case statement are briefly discussed.
|Keywords:||case statements, computer architecture, compilation, select statements, optimization, compiler|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Software - Practice and Experience|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd|
|Page Range:||pp. 929-942|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jan 2005|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:10|
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