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[REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ...

From: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Oct-2001 21:07

On 24-Oct-01, Matt Fitzgerald wrote:
> Something like AMOS for the Amiga? :-) That was pretty damn fast...
Yeah - by accessing the hardware... But no - not like AMOS! All you need to be able to do is convert one file (or bitstream) to another format. That's all it should be for.
> Anyway, this would be a fairly good project to attempt, obviously > one couldn't concurrently write such code for all processors (maybe > they can, I couldn't!). I don't know much about writing hooks and > stuff for Rebol but I _could_ see how a generic machine-code like > language could be written in a Rebol-like syntax,
Forget the REBOL-like syntax. Keep it as near to machine-code syntax as possible, so it can be made as fast as possible for each processor it's converted to.
> mapping that > syntax back to low-level machine code for individual architectures > would be what you're trying to achieve. I guess you'd need some kind > of in-memory assembler. If anyone wants to be more specific on this > e-mail me, my Rebol skills aren't that crash hot, but I know 680x0 > pretty well! > -Matt > -----Original Message----- From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] > [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of Carl Read > Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2001 6:16 PM To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ... > On 24-Oct-01, Petr Krenzelok wrote: >>> So, how about if RT creates a simple virtual-processor and >>> virtual-machine-code dialect >> I am not sure it is so easy :-) > I don't see why not. My suggestion is only for converting files, not > linking to hardware. Perhaps virtual processor wasn't the right > word. How about just a simple language for throwing bits and bytes > around that runs as close to machine-code speed as possible? > -- > Carl Read
-- Carl Read