Partial Evaluation and Automatic Program Generation
by Neil D. Jones, Carsten K. Gomard, Peter Sestoft
Publisher: Prentice Hall 1993
Number of pages: 400
This book is about partial evaluation, a program optimization technique also known as program specialization. It presents general principles for constructing partial evaluators for a variety of programming languages, and it gives examples of applications and numerous references to the literature. Partial evaluation works with program texts rather than mathematical functions: a partial evaluator is an algorithm which, when given a program and some of its input data, produces a so-called residual or specialized program. Running the residual program on the remaining input data will yield the same result as running the original program on all of its input data.
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