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A microprogrammable list processor for personal computers

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3 Author(s)
Lee, K.H. ; Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ; Leung, K.S. ; Cheang, S.M.

A low-cost alternative to using a full-scale Lisp machine for list processing is proposed. The ASLP, a PC-based, highly pipelined list processor with two memory modules, supplements a procedural programming language to solve the list-manipulation problems in AI programs. This hardware-assisted processor was designed for use on an IBM PC AT to support list-manipulation functions. A discussion of Lisp and its internal structure and a review of existing Lisp machines are included. An estimation of the theoretical execution time for some typical list-manipulation functions, expressed in terms of machine cycles and memory cycles, is presented.<>

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 4 )