[self-interest] Re: Transmeta

Bharat Bedia bharat_bedia at CommerzbankZGE.com
Thu Jan 20 17:57:58 UTC 2000

This may be a silly question but....in terms of executing byte code on a
processor do you think its possible for Sun's MAJC chip to run Self byte
code ? Indeed, are there any similarities between the MAJC chip and the
Transmeta chip ? I'm sure you can tell, I don't know much about
microprocessors :-(



> From: Jecel Assumpcao Jr. [mailto:jecel at merlintec.com]
> Since the Self group got to define the semantics of the 
> bytecodes, they simply
> defined that an interrupt can only happen in certain "safe 
> points" (either a
> non-inlined message send or the backwards jump at the end of 
> a loop with no
> non-inlined sends). So the Self adaptive compilation can get 
> the same results
> without strange hardware support.

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