MACRO, /ALPHA, Supplied Library Macros, $BEGIN EPILOGUE, Description
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$BEGIN_EPILOGUE marks the beginning of an epilogue instruction sequence that you code within a stack or register routine defined with the $ROUTINE macro. At each point where a stack or register routine returns to its caller, the routine must perform a sequence of operations to restore any saved registers and to perform stack frame management. This sequence is called the epilogue and is described in detail in the OpenVMS Calling Standard. You can use the $RETURN macro to generate a standard epilogue instruction sequence for you, or you can code your own sequence. If you code your own epilogue sequence, you must mark the beginning and end of the epilogue sequence with the $BEGIN_ EPILOGUE and $END_EPILOGUE macros.