[An Optimized VLISP Compiler]

An Optimized VLISP Compiler


May 1979, 11 pages   pdf icon flag

Jérôme Chailloux

Abstract: We describe in this paper a higly optimized LISP compiler. The VLISP dialect is used as the source language and as the compiler language. This compiler can be used on any existing VLISP interpreters (from the PDP 10 to the Intel 8080). It generates instructions for the virtual machine VM#2 for portability and simplicity. Compiled functions are 6 times faster and memory usage is reduced (around 4 times).