Interprocedural Control Flow Analysis of First-Order Programs with Tail-Call Optimization

@article{Debray1997InterproceduralCF,
  title={Interprocedural Control Flow Analysis of First-Order Programs with Tail-Call Optimization},
  author={Saumya K. Debray and Todd A. Proebsting},
  journal={ACM Trans. Program. Lang. Syst.},
  year={1997},
  volume={19},
  pages={568-585}
}
Knowledge of low-level control flow is essential for many compiler optimizations. In systems with tail-call optimization, the determination of interprocedural control flow is complicated by the fact that because of tail-call optimization, control flow at procedure returns is not readily evident from the call graph of the program. This article shows how interprocedural control-flow analysis of first-order programs can be carried out using well-known concepts from parsing theory. In particular… CONTINUE READING

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