Re: Threaded Interpreter

Jeff Kenton <>
21 Nov 2005 22:42:33 -0500

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From: Jeff Kenton <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 21 Nov 2005 22:42:33 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-11-091
Keywords: interpreter, comment
Posted-Date: 21 Nov 2005 22:42:33 EST

Avatar wrote:
> I am searching for reference implementations of a threaded interpreter
> (as opposed to the traditional switch dispatch method).

Some early versions of the PDP-11 Fortran compilers used this method, but I
don't have any direct references for you.

[The Unix 6th edition fc (known unfortunately as fc-tran) and the DEC
Fortran both used threaded code. You can probably find fc in some of
the ancient Unix archives. It's written in pdp-11 assembler, not C.

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