The Fortran I compiler

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The Fortran I compiler was the first demonstration that it is possible to automatically generate efficient machine code from high-level languages. It has thus been enormously influential. This article presents a brief description of the techniques used in the Fortran I compiler for the parsing of expressions, loop optimization, and register allocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-XI
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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