Tue, 26 Nov 1996 07:28:33 +0000
Tucker Taft wrote:
> Although it is not clearly associated with the run-time, when
> we have looked into restrictions for very small embedded systems,
> we have disallowed any dynamic-sized objects. On our compiler,
> this would eliminate the need for what we call the "secondary stack."
> By "dynamic sized," I mean an object whose size is not known at compile
> time at the point of its declaration. It is still OK to pass it to
> subprograms that don't know its size statically. The critical requirement
> is to know its size at the point of declaration.
> Hence, I would recommend that we add a restriction, "No_Dynamic_Sized_Objects"
> or equivalent.
It sounds like Intermetrics has studied this issue in the past. Is there a
white paper, or something like that, documenting your work? If so, this could
be a good input for Sy Wong's proposal..
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