Fixed-word-length arrays in variable-word-length computers

  title={Fixed-word-length arrays in variable-word-length computers},
  author={John A. Sonquiest},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
Scientific users of small-scale variable-word-length computers, such as the IBM 1401, may frequently have the occasion to use fixed-word-length arrays. For instance, it is common practice to store matrices row-wise in linear arrays. A linear array whose elements are addresses is a common storage allocation scheme for handling pushdown lists.