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7.2.2 The heap

The heap holds compound terms. These compound terms may be lists or structures. The H-register points to the top of the heap, whereas the register HB is the (redundant) heap backtrack register used for speeding up references to the old heap pointer.



Harold Boley (boley@informatik.uni-kl.de)