created: 06/06/02; revised 08/17/2020

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CHAPTER 25 — The Run-time Stack

Stack of Plates

This chapter discusses the run-time stack and the stack pointer register $sp.

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Note: for the example programs in this chapter, assume that the SPIM simulator has been set so that pseudoinstructions are ON, delayed branches are OFF, and delayed loading is OFF.


Say that you need to get a plate from a stack of dinner plates. Which one do you normally get?

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