Hey, have you noticed the MMIX project:
He is updating his processor for next book updates. An interesting
piece of (virtual) hardware !
: MMIX is a machine that operates primarily on 64-bit words.
: It has 256 general-purpose 64-bit registers
No problem of register pressure :-) I guess there is more
space in the register file of MMIX than in MIX main memory !
: The designers of important real-world processor chips
: (e.g., MIPS and ALPHA) are helping me with the design of MMIX
Sound that the brazillian guys will have a project ready for
: Call for volunteers
: All of the MIX programs in Volumes 1--3 will need to be rewritten
: in MMIX, before I finish the ``ultimate'' edition of those volumes
: that I plan to write after Volume 5 is completed. The current target
: date for the ultimate volumes is the year 2011,
Any taker ?