[self-interest] Self VM on 64 bits ?
mildred593 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 18:53:19 UTC 2011
On 15 September 2011 18:50, David Ungar <ungar at me.com> wrote:
> What a great idea! No one is working on that, AFAIK. When we started Self,
> the VM was written for the 32-bit 68k. Later, we ported to SPARC, then I did
> a PPC port, then I ported it to the Intel architecture, IIRC. I would love
> to see someone pick up the mantle, and join Russell. Whoever does, will
> learn a lot!
> -- David (tapped out on my iPhone; blame it for any typoze;-)
I never did anything like that ... but I'm trying. Look at
I don't think I'll see the same things that you did, as x86_64 is kind of
compatible with i386.
First, I plan to make the VM compile, replacing int32 to a pointer-length
integer when necessary. I hope the assembler files will compile with not too
much problems and I plan on trying to run the VM. Then, it'll probably crash
and I'll have to debug it.
Do you think the assembler files are necessary, can't they be replaced by C
For sure, vmDate.s could be replaced already.
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