High-Level Language Computer Architecture

High-Level Language Computer Architecture

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

Write a review

  • Editor: Yaohan Chu
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271361

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


High-Level Language Computer Architecture offers a tutorial on high-level language computer architecture, including von Neumann architecture and syntax-oriented architecture as well as direct and indirect execution architecture. Design concepts of Japanese-language data processing systems are discussed, along with the architecture of stack machines and the SYMBOL computer system. The conceptual design of a direct high-level language processor is also described. Comprised of seven chapters, this book first presents a classification of high-level language computer architecture according to the proximity of the machine language and the programming language. This classification gives four types: von Neumann architecture, syntax-oriented architecture, indirect execution architecture, and direct execution architecture. In order to illustrate the possible evolution of computer architecture, design concepts of Japanese-language data processing systems are chosen as an example. Subsequent chapters focus on the syntax-oriented architecture; the historical SYMBOL computer system which makes use of an indirect execution architecture; and design concepts of direct-execution architecture for the ALGOL 60 language. The final chapter describes the architecture for the processor for an APL subset. This monograph will be of interest to specialists in electronics and computer science.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Concepts of High-Level Language Computer Architecture

    1. Introduction

    2. Von Neumann Architecture (Type 1)

    3. Syntax-Oriented Architecture (Type 2)

    4. Indirect Execution Architecture (Type 3)

    5. Direct Execution Architecture (Type 4)


    Design Concepts of Japanese-Language Data Processing Systems

    1. Introduction

    2. Five Types of Japanese-Language Data Processing Systems

    3. Type 1 : System Using Hand-Coded Japanese Data

    4. Type 2 : System Equipped with Japanese Input/Output Devices

    5. Type 3: System that Accepts a High-Level Japanese Programming Language

    6. Type 4: System Having a Postfix Language as the Machine Language

    7. Type 5 : System that Directly Executes a HLJL Program


    A Survey of High-Level Language Computer Architecture

    1. Introduction

    2. HLL Computer Architecture

    3. Observations


    Architecture of Stack Machines

    1. Introduction

    2. Expressions

    3. Subroutine Linkage

    4. Block Structure

    5. Extensions


    Architecture of the SYMBOL Computer System

    1. System Overview

    2. The Language

    3. Memory Structure and Organization

    4. System Supervisor

    5. I/O Section

    6. Program Compilation

    7. Program Execution



    Conceptual Design of a Direct High-Level Language Processor

    1. Introduction

    2. Conceptual Development

    3. Block Structure Design

    4. Arithmetic and Boolean Expression Execution

    5. Conditional Expressions and Statement Execution

    6. Labels and Transfer Execution

    7. Array Design

    8. "For" Statement Design

    9. Procedure Design

    10. Switch Design

    Appendix—Tables of Abbreviations


    Architectural Design of an APL Processor

    1. Introduction

    2. Description of the APL Subset

    3. The APL Processor



Product details

  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271361

About the Editor

Yaohan Chu

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "High-Level Language Computer Architecture"