Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M.A. Ertl:
"PAF: A Portable Assembly Language";
Talk: 29th EuroForth Conference, Hamburg; 2013-09-27 - 2013-09-29; in: "29th EuroForth Conference", (2013), 30 - 38.

English abstract:
A portable assembly language provides access to
machine-level features like memory addresses,
machine words, code addresses, and modulo
arithmetics, like assembly language, but abstracts
away differences between architectures like the
assembly language syntax, instruction encoding,
register set size, and addressing modes. Forth
already satisfies a number of the characteristics of
a portable assembly language, and is therefore a
good basis. This paper presents PAF, a portable
assembly language based on Forth, and specifically
discusses language features that other portable
assembly languages do not have, and their benefits;
it also discusses the differences from Forth. The
main innovations of PAF are: tags indicate the
control flow for indirect branches and calls; and
PAF has two kinds of calls and definitions: the ABI
ones follow the platform's calling convention and
are useful for interfacing to the outside world,
while the PAF ones allow tail-call elimination and
are useful for implementing general control

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