LispOS and C

Marcus G. Daniels
10 May 1997 06:58:19 -0700

>>>>> "HS" == Harvey J Stein <> writes:

HS> GCC has the capability to output byte code instead of assembler.
HS> It's not completely finished, but perhaps this feature could prove
HS> useful...

Of course, the intent of that feature is for use in conjuction with a
C interpreter.  With byte code generation the optimizer and backend
isn't used (to minimize compile time, and the assembler overhead).
Still, I do think being able to get C, C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, Ada,
etc. into an intermediate form is worth noting.