A software high performance APL interpreter

  title={A software high performance APL interpreter},
  author={Harry J. Saal and Zvi Weiss},
  booktitle={APL '79},
The design of a high performance APL system is presented along with an evaluation of the performance improvement measured on a partial implementation. The system contains a compiler which translates APL into the instructions of a virtual APL machine. Numerous special techniques suitable for optimized interpretation of this virtual machine entirely in software on a System 370 are described. The overhead for executing APL programs has been reduced by a factor ranging between 5 and 10 when… CONTINUE READING