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peephole optimisation

<compiler> A kind of code optimisation that considers only a few adjacent instructions at a time and looks for certain combinations which can be replaced with more efficient sequences. E.g.

	ADD R0, #1
	ADD R0, #1

(add one to register R0) could be replaced by

	ADD R0, #2



Nearby terms: Pedagogic Algorithmic Language PEEK PEEL peephole optimisation peer peer-to-peer Pegasus