programming the P2



  • msrobots wrote: »
    So lets resume this, with a question about SPIN2.

    Chip is finalizing the silicone and his SPIN2 interpreter is work in progress, but delayed.

    Dave - I hope I get this right this time - is compiling SPIN and his own SPIN2 to native code, not byte code.

    I really like his syntax for returning multiple values from a function call and there was a long discussion about object and/or function pointers to allow a way to switch say formatted output from serial to tv for example.

    Where is this right now and is there a way to test this out without having a P2 or a FPGA?



    I think you meant "silicon". Although cyberpunk genre silicon implants would be pretty cool.

    ups, my bad.

    but 'Silicone Valley' has a nice ring too...

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  • Heater. wrote: »
    Legend has it that the seeds of the RISC idea came from a guy at IBM who decided to build a compiler using only a simple subset of the available mainframes instructions. Lo, it was faster than others that tried to use everything. Sorry I don't have a link to that story.
    RISC came from pipelining. It's a good example of form following function.

    "... peers into the actual workings of a quantum jump for the first time. The results
    reveal a surprising finding that contradicts Danish physicist Niels Bohr's established view
    —the jumps are neither abrupt nor as random as previously thought."
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