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created: 12/25/2003; audio: 05/28/2004; edited: 06/20/2015


CHAPTER 36 — Objects

In an object oriented language, a collection of related data and subroutines are grouped together into an object. Programming is done by creating objects and invoking the objects' subroutines. (In some languages, subroutines are called methods.) This chapter is an overview of what objects look like at the implementation level.

Chapter Topics:

For this chapter, in the SPIM settings menu turn load and branch delays off, turn trap file and pseudoinstructions on.

To start, let us once again look at addresses:


QUESTION 1:

Can a 32-bit word in main storage contain an address?