[virtmach] Your VM
Mon, 28 May 2001 02:32:27 -0600
MickaŽl Pointier wrote:
> [Disclaimer: I only have access to this mailing list since one week,
> so perhaps I will write stupid/already asked things]
> > > Beasts VM: I'm afraid not.
> > > Creatures VM: Well, if you buy a copy of Creatures...
> > So, why do you think VM with it's own code was a better implementation
> > option for Creatures than say interpreter, or encoding behaviour of your
> > objects over some domain-specific library? ;-)
> What is the difference between a VM and an interpreter ? For me a VM
> is a "byte code interpreter", so I do not understand the distinction.
Hmmm... In my mind a VM is is a much lower abstraction than an
like SNES9X is a VM and perl is an interpreter. If the VM/interpreter's
ops can be easily translated to silicon then its a VM, otherwise
its an interpreter...
just my $0.2
"Computer programmers don't byte, they nybble a bit."