p-Code environments (was Re: MIT want to make $12 Apple II clone)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Aug 6 13:01:37 CDT 2008


On 6 Aug 2008 at 17:46, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> The difference is rather than a stream of function pointers, it's a
> stream of math co-processor instructions that are either executed by
> real hardware or by an emulator library.  In either environment, though,
> the object code is the same.

There were also a bunch of compile-and-run-in-place systems, like 
GOTRAN.  Does anyone recall what PUFFT used (it'd be in the 
programming languages book by Saul Rosen--I can't locate my copy 
right now)?

Cheers,
Chuck




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