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The Implementation of Case Statements in Pascal


Sale, AHJ, The Implementation of Case Statements in Pascal, Software: Practice and Experience, 11, (9) pp. 929-942. ISSN 0038-0644 (1981) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/spe.4380110905


This paper examines the probable implementations of the case statement in Pascal, and analyses their consequences. A particular implementation for the Burroughs B6700/7700 series illustrates the necessary investigations. The techniques, although not new, are brought together to serve as a stimulus to improving the implementation of case‐statements in other compilers for Pascal, and to provide ideas for implementors. The architectural limitations of even high‐level computers in implementing the case statement are briefly discussed. Copyright © 1981 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Programming languages
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sale, AHJ (Professor Arthur Sale)
ID Code:34503
Year Published:1981
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2005-07-28
Last Modified:2011-08-30

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