(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.
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 […]
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 […]
noun 1. a book in which records of acts, events, names, etc., are kept. 2. a list or record of such acts, events, etc. 3. an entry in such a book, record, or list. 4. an official document issued to a merchant ship as evidence of its nationality. 5. registration or registry. 6. a mechanical […]