Ocaml Machine (was Re: speed versus C)

From: Alain Frisch (frisch@clipper.ens.fr)
Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 16:36:46 MET DST

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 16:36:46 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Alain Frisch <frisch@clipper.ens.fr>
To: William Chesters <williamc@dai.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Ocaml Machine (was Re: speed versus C)
In-Reply-To: <26571.199910111758@insch>

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

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