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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, vol. 11 , pp. 929-942 .

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Abstract

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
Authors/Creators:Sale, AHJ
Keywords: case statements, computer architecture, compilation, select statements, optimization, compiler
Journal or Publication Title: Software - Practice and Experience
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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