[Vm-dev] VM packaging for Cog transition

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Nov 9 02:44:21 UTC 2010

On 11/8/2010 5:39 PM, David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 11:43:50AM -0800, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> On 11/8/2010 3:35 AM, David T. Lewis wrote:
>>> To be clear, the intent is to provide both Cog and the interpreter VM.
>> Agree. I think the first step is to unify the support code. I.e., when
>> it's all said and done we should have a structure roughly along the
>> lines of:
>> platforms/
>> 	Cross/
>> 	Unix/
>> 	Mac/
>> 	Win/
>> src-interp/
>> src-jit/
>> etc. and the *only* difference should be in the src-interp vs. src-jit
>> directories. In which case we can decide what to build based on the
>> selecting the appropriate interp/jit source directory.
> To check my understanding, you are suggesting that the src-interp and
> src-jit directories would be for the generated sources, as distinct
> from the platform support code under platforms/...  and that the structure
> of the platforms/... tree would remain unchanged. Is that right?

Exactly. Most importantly the platforms support code would be 
*identical* across the variants and thus eliminate further proliferation 
of various bits of C code.

   - Andreas

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