Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-26136
Title: An abstract machine for an object-oriented language with top-level classes
Author(s): Böschen, Christoph
Fecht, Christian
Hense, Andreas V.
Wilhelm, Reinhard
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1994
OPUS Source: Saarbrücken, 1994
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: Object-oriented programming languages where classes are top-level, i.e. not first-class citizens, are better suited for compilation than completely dynamic languages like SMALLTALK or SELF. In O'SMALL, a language with top-level classes, the compiler can statically determine the inheritance hierarchy. Due to late binding, the class of the receiver of a message must be determined at run time. After that a direct jump to the corresponding method is possible. Method lookup can thus be done in constant time. We present an abstract machine for O'SMALL based on these principles. It is a concise description of a portable O'SMALL implementation.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-42042
Series name: Technischer Bericht / A / Fachbereich Informatik, Universität des Saarlandes
Series volume: 1994/02
Date of registration: 7-Sep-2011
Faculty: MI - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Department: MI - Informatik
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