Subject: Re: TAoCP (MMIX) was Re: new to lisp From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 22:32:46 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * "Geoff Summerhayes" | Have you taken a look at his new toy, MMIX? No, I have not even heard about it. Is it used in the next edition of TAoCP and the remaining volumes? | 256 64-bit gp registers, 32 special registers, and 2^64 bytes VM. Heh, I like. That probably also means Unicode characters, instead of the rather bizarre character set used in MIX. :) It might be more work to implement an emulator, however. A MIX emulator is not that easy, either, due to the TeX-like random complexity. | Some posters in c.l.forth are livid about register overkill, lack of | `proper' stack support (the J register is alive and well), combining | float and integer support in a register, not to mention the number of | transitors it would take to implement the design. I would worry more about the cost of context switching on this design. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.