Re: Neko Boostrapped
skaller <skaller <at> users.sourceforge.net>
2005-10-21 16:39:24 GMT
On Fri, 2005-10-21 at 16:47 +0200, Nicolas Cannasse wrote:
> > Nice. I will have a look sometime, but I'm up to my
> > ears upgrading Felix from a simple event queue model
> > to what seems to be more or less a complete user space OS ..
> > I want to have an 'in depth' look at the VM -- the other
> > stuff isn't as interesting in the sense that the VM
> > what really defines the architectural properties.
> You should then look at the Neko Specifications, since Neko is specified by
> its language and not by its vm bytecode.
What I'm interested in is this:
> Neko : One VM to run them all
Neko language is much too high level for me, and seems
to make inappropriate architectural assumptions. It isn't
clear to what extent these are in Neko language or the VM.
For example: I do not need any symbolic names (all the symbols
are already uniquely identified by integers).
Any construction creating a local context is useless because
I need to yield at any point, and later resume, without
losing any local variables.
Much of my interest is in (a) wrapping the C FFI, and
(b) custom extensions.