Re: basic question about runtime query parsing

Chris Dollin <kers@hpl.hp.com>
3 Aug 2005 01:33:00 -0400

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From: Chris Dollin <kers@hpl.hp.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 3 Aug 2005 01:33:00 -0400
Organization: HPLB
References: 05-07-045 05-07-056 05-07-066 05-07-079 05-07-103 05-07-115 05-07-123 05-08-004
Keywords: code, VM

I, Chris Dollin, had writ:


>> So you may not /have/ to do self-modifying code. But it may be a
>> reasonable solution to a problem.


And I was reminded of another use while reading the Virtual Machines
book: debuggers, which may need to stomp on existing code to
insert breakpoints. (And then may need to play interesting games
to allow the stomped-on instruction to be executed before resuming.)


Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes
(The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
by Jim Smith, Ravi Nair


--
Chris "electric hedgehog" Dollin
predicting self-predictors' predictions is predictably unpredictable.


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