Improving Register Allocation for Subscripted Variables

@inproceedings{Callahan1990ImprovingRA,
  title={Improving Register Allocation for Subscripted Variables},
  author={David Callahan and Steve Carr and Ken Kennedy},
  booktitle={PLDI},
  year={1990}
}
Most conventional compilers fail to allocate array elements to registers because standard data-flow analysis treats arrays like scalars, making it impossible to analyze the definitions and uses of individual array elements. This deficiency is particularly troublesome for floating-point registers, which are most often used as temporary repositories for subscripted variables. In this paper, we present a source-to-source transformation, called scalar replacement, that finds opportunities for reuse… CONTINUE READING
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