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dc.contributor.authorRenwick, James
dc.contributor.authorSpink, Tom
dc.contributor.authorFranke, Bjoern
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-11T17:30:15Z
dc.date.available2021-11-11T17:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-16
dc.identifier276650457
dc.identifier672d51bb-3565-489e-bd5f-bc95bafd12dd
dc.identifier85062281506
dc.identifier.citationRenwick , J , Spink , T & Franke , B 2019 , Low-cost deterministic C++ exceptions for embedded systems . in Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC ’19) : February 16–17, 2019, Washington, DC, USA . ACM , Washington, DC, USA , pp. 76–86 , 28th International Conference on Compiler Construction , Washington DC , United States , 16/02/19 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3302516.3307346en
dc.identifier.citationconferenceen
dc.identifier.isbn9781450362771
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:25C0D16198B4AF22856672ACAE3D4BF1
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7662-3146/work/103138182
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/24323
dc.description.abstractThe C++ programming language offers a strong exception mechanism for error handling at the language level, improving code readability, safety, and maintainability. However, current C++ implementations are targeted at general-purpose systems, often sacrificing code size, memory usage, and resource determinism for the sake of performance. This makes C++ exceptions a particularly undesirable choice for embedded applications where code size and resource determinism are often paramount. Consequently, embedded coding guidelines either forbid the use of C++ exceptions, or embedded C++ tool chains omit exception handling altogether. In this paper, we develop a novel implementation of C++ exceptions that eliminates these issues, and enables their use for embedded systems. We combine existing stack unwinding techniques with a new approach to memory management and run-time type information (RTTI). In doing so we create a compliant C++ exception handling implementation, providing bounded runtime and memory usage, while reducing code size requirements by up to 82%, and incurring only a minimal runtime overhead for the common case of no exceptions.
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dc.format.extent814956
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherACM
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC ’19)en
dc.subjectC++en
dc.subjectExceptionsen
dc.subjectError handlingen
dc.subjectSoftware performanceen
dc.subjectLanguage featuresen
dc.subjectQA75 Electronic computers. Computer scienceen
dc.subjectNDASen
dc.subject.lccQA75en
dc.titleLow-cost deterministic C++ exceptions for embedded systemsen
dc.typeConference itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Computer Scienceen
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3302516.3307346


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