Re: Machine language and assembler translators?

glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
26 Jul 2005 13:16:16 -0400

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From: glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 26 Jul 2005 13:16:16 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-06-10305-06-112 05-07-089
Keywords: translator

toby wrote:


(snip)


(snip about Apple 68K emulator under PPC)


> Apple plans to use a PowerPC emulator (Rosetta) to help users make the
> transition from PowerPC to the x86-based product line. I'm surprised
> they would go to so much effort, since unlike the 68K-PPC transition,
> "porting" to the x86 architecture is largely just a recompile - the
> APIs already being platform agnostic.


Now, I wonder what happens when you run 68K mac code on an x86 emulating
PowerPC. Does it emulate the 68K emulator?


Hmm, that will be interesting to see...


-- glen


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