Compile-Time Analysis of Object-Oriented Programs

@inproceedings{Vitek1992CompileTimeAO,
  title={Compile-Time Analysis of Object-Oriented Programs},
  author={Jan Vitek and R. Nigel Horspool and James S. Uhl},
  booktitle={CC},
  year={1992}
}
Generation of efficient code for object-oriented programs requires knowledge of object lifetimes and method bindings. For object-oriented languages that have automatic storage management and dynamic look-up of methods, the compiler must obtain such knowledge by performing static analysis of the source code. We present an analysis algorithm which discovers the potential classes of each object in an object-oriented program as well as a safe approximation of their lifetimes. These results are… 
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