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The implementation of case statements in Pascal


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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.

Item Type: Article
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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