Paper by Erik D. Demaine

Nirvan Tyagi, Jayson Lynch, and Erik D. Demaine, “Toward an Energy Efficient Language and Compiler for (Partially) Reversible Algorithms”, in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Reversible Computation (RC 2016), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 9720, Bologna, Italy, July 7–8, 2016, pages 121–136.

We introduce a new programming language for expressing reversibility, Energy-Efficient Language (Eel), geared toward algorithm design and implementation. Eel is the first language to take advantage of a partially reversible computation model, where programs can be composed of both reversible and irreversible operations. In this model, irreversible operations cost energy for every bit of information created or destroyed. To handle programs of varying degrees of reversibility, Eel supports a log stack to automatically trade energy costs for space costs, and introduces many powerful control logic operators including protected conditional, general conditional, protected loops, and general loops. In this paper, we present the design and compiler for the three language levels of Eel along with an interpreter to simulate and annotate incurred energy costs of a program.

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