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From: Chris King <colanderman@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] More registers in modern day CPUs
On 9/6/07, Tom <tom.primozic@gmail.com> wrote:
> However, would it be possible to "emulate" cpu registers using software? By
> keeping registers in the main memory, but accessing them often enough to
> keep them in primary cache? That would be quite fast I believe...

This makes me wonder... why have registers to begin with?  I wonder
how feasible a chip with a, say, 256-byte "register-level" cache would
be.

- Chris