Register set



All a processor’s registers. The size and arrangement of a processor’s register set is one of the crucial factors in its performance.

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  • Register spilling

    programming, compiler (By analogy with spilling the contents of an overfull container) When a compiler is generating machine code and there are more live variables than the machine has registers and it has to transfer or “spill” some variables from registers to memory. (1997-06-24)

  • Register-ton

    noun 1. See under ton1 (def 6). noun 1. a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain. 2. Also called freight ton. a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with […]



  • Register-tonnage

    noun, Nautical. 1. the volume of a vessel, especially the net tonnage as measured officially and registered for purposes of taxation.

  • Register transfer language

    (RTL) 1. A kind of hardware description language (HDL) used in describing the registers of a computer or digital electronic system, and the way in which data is transferred between them. 2. An intermediate code for a machine with an infinite number of registers, used for machine-independent optimisation. RTL was developed by Chris Fraser and […]



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