Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-26460
Title: Generating analyzers with PAG
Author(s): Alt, Martin
Martin, Florian
Wilhelm, Reinhard
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1995
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: To produce high quality code, modern compilers use global optimization algorithms based on abstract interpretation. These algorithms are rather complex; their implementation is therefore a non-trivial task and error-prone. However, since they are based on a common theory have large similar parts. We conclude that analyzer writing better should be replaced with analyzer generation. We present the tool PAG that has a high level functional input language to specify data flow analyses. It offers the specification of even recursive data structures and is therefore not limited to bit vector problems. PAG generates efficient analyzers which can be easily integrated in existing compilers. The analyzers are interprocedural, they can handle recursive procedures with local variables and higher order functions. PAG has successfully been tested by generating several analyzers (e.g. alias analysis, constant propagation, interval analysis) for an industrial quality ANSI-C and Fortran90 compiler. This technical report consist of two parts; the first introduces the generation system and the second evaluates generated analyzers with respect to their space and time consumption.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-51520
Series name: Technischer Bericht / A / Fachbereich Informatik, Universität des Saarlandes
Series volume: 1995/10
Date of registration: 4-Apr-2013
Faculty: MI - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Department: MI - Informatik
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