Native code compilation of Erlang's bit syntax
ASTEC Master Thesis Presentation
(performed in the context of the HiPE project)
Erlang's bit syntax caters for flexible pattern matching on bit
streams (objects known as binaries). Binaries are nowadays
heavily used in typical Erlang applications such as protocol
programming, which in turn has created a need for efficient
support of the basic operations on binaries.
To this effect, we describe a scheme for efficient native code
compilation of Erlang's bit syntax. The scheme relies on
partial translation for avoiding code explosion, and improves
the performance of programs manipulating binaries by translating
frequently occurring instances of BEAM instructions into native code
via an intermediate translation to instructions of a register
transfer language. Our performance evaluation shows that in a
HiPE-enabled Erlang/OTP system, the obtained speedups are often
Supervisor and Examiner: Kostis Sagonas.
Place: Information technology, Uppsala University
Time: 13.15-14.00 (+ discussions)
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Updated 30-Sep-2002 08:54 by Roland Grönroos
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