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Santi, Ö. (1989). Retargeting of an Incremental Code Generator to MC68020. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-89-13, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. (bibtex),

Abstract: Incremental programming environments are becoming increasingly popular, as the speed with which large programs can be developed increases. As opposed to earlier systems, which are mostly based on interpretation, DICE - Distributed Incremental Compiling Environment - is an incremental programming environment based solely on compilation technology. In this report the retargeting of the code generator in DICE from PDP-11/DEC-20 to the Sun workstation (MC68020) is described. This work is a part of the DICE project, which is administered by Peter Fritzson at the Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University. The project investigates incremental compilation of PASCAL in a distributed programming environment. The program development environment resides on a host computer, while the program under development resides on a separate target computer. The incrementality and the distributed configuration impose special constraints that must be taken into account when writing a code generator for a new machine. The administration of code and data on the target machine is discussed and analyzed. A new runtime environment in the target is provided by creating an interface to an existing one. In DICE, the traditional compile, link and load passes are integrated and interleaved.


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