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Fixed-word-length arrays in variable-word-length computers

By John A. Sonquiest

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 5 No. 12, Page 602
10.1145/355580.369093


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Scientific users of small-scale variable-word-length computers, such as the IBM 1401, may frequently have the occasion to use fixed-word-length arrays. For instance, it is common practice to store matrices row-wise in linear arrays. A linear array whose elements are addresses is a common storage allocation scheme for handling pushdown lists.

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