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created: 06/06/02


CHAPTER 25 — The Run-time Stack

Stack of Plates

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

Chapter Topics:

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.


QUESTION 1:

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