Jecel Assumpcao Jr
jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Jul 29 22:28:53 UTC 2002
On Friday 26 July 2002 13:56, Douglas Atique wrote:
> I have several interests on the VM. First of all, my background is C
> and C++, and I love to see some really complex code. What I didn't
> expect is that the VM mixes it with assembly, with which I have no
That can't be avoided in a compiler.
> [...] To sum up, my point is: should we
> have this difficult to grasp VM to get all the features and
> performance Self gives us? I guess not. But I also can't prove it.
Note that one of the major changes from 4.0 to 4.1 was that it is now
much more "interpreter friendly". Neither the Linux nor Mac ports
implement the most sophisticated parts of the original VM and I am sure
that many people feel that with 1 GHz and up processors we no longer
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