[virtmach] Threaded vs Bytecode VM

Peter_Murray@allegiance.com.au Peter_Murray@allegiance.com.au
Thu, 20 Apr 2000 08:54:43 +1000

What are the tradeoffs of using a threaded vs bytecoded VM?  Certainly
there is the initial stage of translating the BCs into threaded
instructions, but that's a once-off cost.  Maybe a larger memory footprint
to hold the threaded instructions and, being pointers the impact would only
get worse on on 64bit architectures.   Anything else?

- Peter