created: 06/22/02; revised 12/06/02, 12/06/14, 05/30/15, 05/26/21

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CHAPTER 28 — Frame-based Linkage Convention, Variables, and Recursion

This chapter builds further on the stack-based linkage convention to create a frame-based linkage convention. A stack frame is the section of the run-time stack that holds the data of a subroutine.

The official linkage convention is more elaborate than the convention described here, but based on the same ideas.

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(Thought Question:) What is a local variable in a higher level language?

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