The Dream of Lifetime: A Lazy Variable Extent Mechanism

Abstract

We define a “rack”, a data abstraction hybrid of a register and a stack. It is used for encapsulating the behavior of the kind of register whose contents may have an extent which requires that it be saved during the execution of an unknown piece of code. A rack can be implemented cleverly to achieve performance benefits over the usual… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/800087.802802

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@inproceedings{Steele1980TheDO, title={The Dream of Lifetime: A Lazy Variable Extent Mechanism}, author={Guy L. Steele and Gerald J. Sussman}, booktitle={LISP Conference}, year={1980} }