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From: Alain Frisch <frisch@c...>
Subject: Ocaml Machine (was Re: speed versus C)
On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, William Chesters wrote:

> This was tried in the 80s on quite a large scale by Symbolics, with
> the Lisp machine (to which you will find 1000s of references on the
> net).  

Yes, I heard about it (how could I miss it : I'm working at the MIT AI
Lab :) ).

> could take a readily available SPARC or StrongARM core and tack some
> GC support onto it, I don't know.  Certainly Sun are hyping their MAJC
> Java chip pretty strongly.

Yes, I was thinking about modifying an existing chip. For instance, adding
a tag bit to every machine word should not be so difficult.


Alain Frisch