[virtmach] Definition a virtual machine ?
16 Nov 1999 18:25:43 +0100
>>>>> "James" == James Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
James> John Morrison writes:
>> Hi All;
>> The Short Version:
>> Can anybody point me at information, specifications, or
>> implementations for virtual machines that enable OS-level
>> programs to be written/run?
James> I think that the Mach microkernel at least partially solves
James> this problem.
James> It isn't really a virtual machine as Mach has no instruction
James> set, only a C API.
How would you define a virtual machine ?
I'd say that any API can be considered a virtual machine. Having
byte-coded instructions is just an implementation issue of the VM