An Analysis of Inline Substitution for a Structured Programming Language

@article{Scheifler1977AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of Inline Substitution for a Structured Programming Language},
  author={Robert Scheifler},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1977},
  volume={20},
  pages={647-654}
}
An optimization technique known as inline substitution is analyzed. The optimization consists of replacing a procedure invocation by a modified copy of the procedure body. The general problem of using inline substitution to minimize execution time subject to size constraints is formulated, and an approximate algorithmic solution is proposed. The algorithm depends on run-time statistics about the program to be optimized. Preliminary results for the CLU structured programming language indicate… CONTINUE READING
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