Basic Blocks and Traces
ca-non-i-cal: reduced to the simplest or clearest schema possible
The trees generated by the semantic analysis phase must be translated into assembly or machine language. The operators of the Tree language are chosen carefully to match the capabilities of most machines. However, there are certain aspects of the tree language that do not correspond exactly with machine languages, and some aspects of the Tree language interfere with compile-time optimization analyses.
For example, it’s useful to be able ...