[Mono-list] New mono community site
Sun, 30 Mar 2003 18:29:17 +1000
On 29-Mar-2003, Miguel de Icaza <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> Still a useful foundation, and good direction to bring plenty of
> compilers over to .NET.
I don't think so.
> The important bit about this work is the fact that the register-based
> RTL representation is used to map to CIL code. The other nuisances are
> technical details.
> In the "solvable" universe, not in the "impossible" universe.
Sure, the problem is solvable. But IMHO the approach under discussion
is not a useful step toward a solution -- instead, it's just exploring
a dead end.
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