Re: OS abstractions / plumbing suffer from C-centric thinkin…

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Author: Ambrosio Berdijo
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Subject: Re: OS abstractions / plumbing suffer from C-centric thinking
You should check the lower end of my post...I was
suggesting building a VHDL-simulated version of the
combinator graph reduction chip, no need have to
build the hardware.


--- dido@??? wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 08:03:58AM -0700, Ambrosio
> Berdijo wrote:
> > Not really, all you need to is write a
> > simulator/emulator. E.g. SNES emulator allowing
> you to
> > run Nintendo games on Linux.
> >
>
> And so you have a virtual machine all over again.
> The whole point of
> this thread was to think up ways of getting rid of
> the von Neumann /
> imperative bias in today's system software, and we
> got down this path
> because the bias appears due to the preexisting bias
> at the hardware
> level. It seems that non-imperative languages will
> always be
> second-class citizens on imperative hardware, and as
> such, thit seems
> unlikely that they will ever be suitable for
> low-level systems
> programming work unless someone actually implements
> something like a
> combinator graph reduction machine or something
> similar on a chip.
>
> --
> dido
> Sans les mathematiques on ne penetre point au fond
> de la philosophie. Sans la
> philosophie on ne penetre point au fond des
> mathematiques. Sans les deux on
> ne penetre au fond de rien.
>

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