[virtmach] parrot VM?
Mon, 15 Jul 2002 11:02:21 -0400
> Norman Ramsey wrote:
> > The Lua implementors (www.lua.org) claim to have got a performance
> > improvement by switching from a stack vm to a register vm (with
> > effectively infinitely many registers).
> I just looked through the site, and did not find that claim;
> http://www.lua.org/history.html is the only place I found that
> mentions the VM at all, and only in passing (and only the stack-based
> Using google I found
> <http://www.cs.utah.edu/plt/mailarch/plt-scheme-2002/msg00699.html> from
> April, which reports that lua has a stack-based VM.
> If you remember where you read about the Lua register VM, I would
> appreciate a reference. Thanks in advance,
Roberto Ierusalimschy talked about it when he gave a talk here in
February. Lua used to have a stack-based VM back when I had my hands
on the code.