|Design of Virtual Machines D.C.Page@massey.ac.nz (Dave) (1997-04-03)|
|Re: Design of Virtual Machines email@example.com (Allan MacKinnon) (1997-04-06)|
|Re: Design of Virtual Machines firstname.lastname@example.org (David L Moore) (1997-04-06)|
|Re: Design of Virtual Machines email@example.com (Eliot & Linda) (1997-04-06)|
|Re: Design of Virtual Machines firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-04-13)|
|Re: Design of Virtual Machines email@example.com (1997-04-16)|
|From:||David L Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||6 Apr 1997 22:27:13 -0400|
> I am part of a group at Massey university building a meta-CASE tool.
> Part of this work is related to an object orientated language we have
> designed for representing software engineering methodologies.
> I am interested in the design of virtual machines, their architecture,
> instructions sets, the context they were uses in, interpreters and so on.
To which Dave replied:
Rather than a virtual machine, for case tools you probably want a
permanent repesentation. A permanent representation is more or less
the source with the syntactic sugar taken out and various tables (like
identifier tables) built - it is a tree or a graph.
I see no reason why such a representation could not be made
executable, perhaps using partial evaluation.
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