Stack machines ARE fast! (was Re: Stack Machines)

woodelf bfranchuk at
Mon Oct 23 14:57:49 CDT 2006

Ray Arachelian wrote:

> Yes, I do have a very nice set of SPARC and UltraSPARC machines, as well
> as an Indy and HP-PA, and Eo's, various Macs, and a bunch of beautiful
> classic 8-bit machines, but day to day, stacks don't make a bit of
> difference to me. :-)

Lets not forget about Smalltalk and better hardware back then than today.
Today you can throw a gizzlion gates or so in hardware, but the early
graphic machines had to do things with simple software and hardware.

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