MOUSE4: An Improved Implementation of the RATFOR Preprocessor

@article{Comer1978MOUSE4AI,
  title={MOUSE4: An Improved Implementation of the RATFOR Preprocessor},
  author={Douglas Comer},
  journal={Softw. Pract. Exp.},
  year={1978},
  volume={8},
  pages={35-40}
}
  • Douglas Comer
  • Published 1978
  • Computer Science
  • Softw. Pract. Exp.
  • RATFOR is a preprocessor language for FORTRAN that supports structured flow of control statements and macrosubstitution. The RATFOR processor, written in RATFOR, is modular, carefully coded and portable, but extremely inefficient. A profile of the running time revealed that a linear search in the macroprocessor consumed over half of the CPU time. Running time was reduced by over 50 per cent when a binary search was used. Our observation is of interest primarily because it differs from… CONTINUE READING

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