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High-Level Language Computer Architecture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121741501, 9781483271361

High-Level Language Computer Architecture

1st Edition

Editor: Yaohan Chu
eBook ISBN: 9781483271361
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1975
Page Count: 286
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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




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28th January 1975
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