|P-Code and virtual machines firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-03-23)|
|Re: P-Code and virtual machines email@example.com (1994-03-25)|
|Re: P-Code and virtual machines firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-03-28)|
|Re: P-Code and virtual machines email@example.com) (1994-04-05)|
|Re: P-Code and virtual machines firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-04-08)|
|From:||email@example.com (Phil Koopman x1624)|
|Organization:||United Technologies Research Center|
|Date:||Mon, 28 Mar 1994 15:04:08 GMT|
firstname.lastname@example.org (Gerard Henri Rene Milmeister) writes:
>[Books or papers on the instruction set of an interpreter for a
> procedural language? I have experience with stack machines and they
> seem inappropriate for e.g., C.]
Amsterdam, J. (1985) Building a computer in software,
Byte, October 1985 10(10) 113-118.
This shows how to build a Modula-2 implementation based on a stack
virtual machine. It's one of a multi-part series that I think
also shows how to make the compiler.
Also, Western Digital build a pascal p-code chip set in the late
70's -- presumably there was a decent compiler for that.
Reference: O'Neill, E. (1979) Pascal microengine. In: proc. of
the nineteenth IEEE computer society Int. Conf. (Fall COMPCON 79),
Washington DC, 4-7 September 1979, pp. 112-113
I've also played around with some C-to-stack compilers; much better
efficiency is possible than has been previously implemented in
the "real world". I have a paper demonstrating new techniques
building on Gnu C I can e-mail if you're interested.
Phil Koopman email@example.com (203) 727-1624
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
Silver Lane M/S 48
East Hartford, CT 06108 USA
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