On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 01:39:14AM -0800, Terry Lambert wrote:
> "Gary W. Swearingen" wrote:
> > Terry Lambert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > "Gary W. Swearingen" wrote:
> > > > Anybody know any languages that allow compile-time (and/or link-time)
> > > > computations using (most of?) the same language? I've often desired the
> > > > feature. (I suppose some preprocessor like m4 could handle some of it.)
> > >
> > > LISP. Forth. Smalltalk. Prolog. BASIC. Oh yeah... Java.
> There's a long and glorious history of generating code incrementally
> in an otherwise interpreted language. Java didn't invengt anything
> new when it invented bytecode and JIT... mostly, it just reinvented
> the UCSD P-code system from the mid/early 1970's.
There was even hardware build that could directly execute p-code.
I think the same chips were used (Texas Instruments??) that DEC used
to build the LSI11/2 CPUs
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