Designing and implementing control flow graph for magic 4th generation language

Richárd Dévai, Judit Jász, Csaba Nagy, Rudolf Ferenc

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Abstract

A good compiler which implements many optimizations during its compilation phases must be able to perform several static analysis techniques such as control flow or data flow analysis. Besides compilers, these techniques are common for static analyzers to retrieve information from the code for example code auditing, quality assurance, or testing purposes. Implementing control flow analysis requires handling many special structures of the target language. In our paper we present our experiences in implementing control flow graph (CFG) construction for a special 4th generation language called Magic. During designing and implementing the CFG for this language we identified dierences compared to 3rd generation languages because the special programming technique of this language (e.g. data access, parallel task execution, events). Our work was motivated by our industrial partner who needed precise static analysis tools (e.g. for quality assurance or testing purposes) for this language. We believe that our experiences for Magic, as a representative of 4GLs might be generalized for other languages too.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools, SPLST 2013 - Proceedings
EditorsAkos Kiss
PublisherUniversity of Szeged
Pages200-214
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789633062289
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event13th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools, SPLST 2013 - Szeged, Hungary
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 27 2013

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Name13th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools, SPLST 2013 - Proceedings

Other

Other13th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools, SPLST 2013
CountryHungary
CitySzeged
Period8/26/138/27/13

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  • Software

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Dévai, R., Jász, J., Nagy, C., & Ferenc, R. (2013). Designing and implementing control flow graph for magic 4th generation language. In A. Kiss (Ed.), 13th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools, SPLST 2013 - Proceedings (pp. 200-214). (13th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools, SPLST 2013 - Proceedings). University of Szeged.