Declarative Assembler


Christopher Kumar Anand
Jacques Carette
Wolfram Kahl Cale Gibbard
Ryan Lortie



Abstract

As part of a larger project, we have built a declarative assembly language. This language enables us to specify multiple code paths to compute particular quantities, giving the instruction scheduler more flexibility in balancing execution resources for superscalar execution. The instruction scheduler is also innovative in that it includes aggressive pipelining, and exhaustive (but lazy) search for optimal instruction schedules. We present some examples where our approach has produced very promising results.