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RE: You missed my later work

From: Jeremiah
Subject: RE: You missed my later work
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:28:25 -0400

I had recently watched your FOSDEM talk []
Which you seem to have confused my hex assembler as an end in itself, rather 
than the first step in Stage0

Basically, I decided to steal a good idea from the C and pascal languages 
(o-code and p-code specificly)
Define a trivial to implement virtual machine (vm.c vm.h vm_decode.c and 
vm_instructions.c [optionally tty.c and/or dynamic_execution_trace.c but 
neither is required])
Who's entire instruction set is define in

That way all platforms can independently verify every step

Looking at your work, I can't help but wonder if we might be making that 
bootstrap step harder than it has to be.
What if we converted my lisp interpreter into a lisp compiler? Could that 
simplify your initial bootstrap?
Since instead of trying to do the full C compiler in scheme in a single step, 
we could do:
Primitive_scheme -> minimal_scheme -> full_scheme -> done

What do you think?

Jeremiah Orians
State of Michigan
Cell phone: (517) 896-2948

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:09 PM
> To: Orians, Jeremiah (DTMB) <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: You missed my later work
> Orians, Jeremiah (DTMB) writes:
> Hi!
> Thanks for reaching out.
>> []
>> It includes everything one needs, starting from a hex monitor to a primitive 
>> lisp for
>> a very portable VM specification (Which is also included and implemented)
> You implemented a LISP? I'll have to look into it! I looked at your
> amazing self hosting hex assembler and that's what got me going on
> implementing Mes.
> What do you mean by `You missed my later work?,' are you referring to
> some event? I have been very busy working on Mes: a scheme intepreter
> written in C, that can execute a Scheme program which is a C compiler
> that can compile itself. I'm almost done: Guile can run the C compiler
> in Scheme, Mes still fails.
> Have you been following Mes? I'm wondering if we can/should work
> together somehow. It seems we very much are working towards a similar
> goal.
> Greetings, janneke.
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> Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond 
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