|Interpreters optimized for RISC machines? firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-02-22)|
|Re: Interpreters optimized for RISC machines? email@example.com (1994-02-24)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Kemmish)|
|Organization:||The Direct Connection|
|Date:||Thu, 24 Feb 1994 19:21:15 GMT|
> It would seem to me that stack-based interpreters would perform
>extremely badly on modern RISC processors with many registers and
>long latencies to access cache, let alone physical memory.
> Has there been work done on interpretive engines which work in
>this kind of environment particularly well? Especially ones which are
>written in higher-level-languages; particularly "C". References
Most of the commercial PostScript interpreters work better on
RISc machines than they do on register-poor machines. Of course,
you may regard PostScript as a special case due to the excessive
side-effects that executing individual operators can have....
Ian Kemmish 18 Durham Close, Biggleswade, Beds SG18 8HZ
email@example.com Tel: +44 767 601 361
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