a virtual machine
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:46:30 -0700
The AgentBase VM uses 32-bit instructions, organized as quads:
CMD ARG1 ARG2 TARGET
This approach improves performacen significantly over the JVM
and also allows runtime translation of VM instructions directly
to native code for many modern chips (something we're building
for Intel right now). If the lispOS VM adopted our instruction
set (or at least the general scheme), then we could explore the
possibility of lispOS binary portability to Win32, etc.
The views expressed are mine alone,
unless you agree with me.