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Calling conventions are specifications for how arguments are passed, other data preserved, and operations identified when calling a function in compiled machine- or byte-code. Use this tag for questions about choosing or designing a calling convention. Do not use it for questions about function call syntax within a language, unless that is exposing an underlying calling convention.

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Why were OS/360 PL/I procedure calls so expensive?

In Guy Steele’s famous paper Debunking the “expensive procedure call” myth or, procedure call implementations considered harmful or, LAMBDA: The Ultimate GOTO, he describes the poor performance of ...
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