|Virtual Machine Implementation? firstname.lastname@example.org (Lars Duening) (2000-09-13)|
|Re: Virtual Machine Implementation? email@example.com (Parzival) (2000-09-15)|
|Re: Virtual Machine Implementation? firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-09-15)|
|Date:||15 Sep 2000 01:40:09 -0400|
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> 1. Change the basic code unit from byte to 32 bit words.
> 2. Change the machine design into a hybrid stack/register design.
There is a great little book called "Compiler Construction" by Niklaus
Wirth (father of Pascal, Modula-2, etc). Where he gives the design and
implementation of a 32bit micro with 32 32bit registers, 3-address
It's real tiny (the interpreter takes up 2 pages in the book). And he
says it is very close to the MIPS 4000 architecture. Which (I think)
is considered one of the cleanest ISAs in any real-world micros.
It might not completly fit the bill, but it might be worth looking into.
(Also, there is a MIPS emulator called SPIM somewhere on the net that
might be fun).
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