LispOS on a 68000

Chris Hanson
Wed, 20 May 1998 19:50:44 -0500

At 4:04 PM -0500 5/20/98, Will Hartung wrote:
>Are the OS designs of Windows and Unix affecting the designs of modern
>microprocessors? There seems to be more innvoation in hardware today

At least in PowerPC's case it has been.  The 603e's larger instruction &
data cache are there because the MacOS 680x0 emulator runs so much of the
time and is so huge.  The 750's implementation was optimized using
profiling data from common MacOS applications.