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Indirect Jumps Improve Instruction Sequence Performance

Author(s): J.A. Bergstra | C.A. Middelburg

Journal: Scientific Annals of Computer Science
ISSN 1843-8121

Volume: 22;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 253;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: instruction sequence performance | indirect jump instruction | maximal internal delay

Instruction sequences with direct and indirect jump instructions are as expressive as instruction sequences with direct jump instructions only. We show that, in the case where the number of instructions is not bounded, we are faced with increases of the maximal internal delays of instruction sequences on execution that are not bounded by a linear function if we strive for acceptable increases of the lengths of instruction sequences on elimination of indirect jump instructions.
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