[Mono-list] New mono community site

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sun, 30 Mar 2003 00:25:45 +1100

On 28-Mar-2003, Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> > Is the CIL GCC frontend part true?
> There is some research done:
> 	http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jds31/research/gccnet

That's a CIL *backend* for GCC, not a CIL *frontend* for GCC.

Also, the approach describe there has some fundamental flaws.
According to Gopal V, "It has a huge array which it uses like C uses RAM.
Not pretty, fast, stable or useful", and according to Rhys Weatherly,
"He's using a similar approach to egcs-jvm.  See the pnet FAQ for a
description of why this isn't a good way to port gcc to a stack machine",
and they are both right.

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