The 64-bit question
Posted Jun 22, 2004 14:26 UTC (Tue) by utoddl
Parent article: The 64-bit question
A completely different approach would be to have an ld.so that understood SDE (Semantic Dictionary Encoding) -- see Code Generation On-the-Fly: A Key to Portable Software [pdf]. Too bad this little known technology was so closely (and needlessly) tied to Modula-II. A set of SDE libraries wouldn't even need to be recompiled to make the jump from 32 to 64 bits. The SDE browser plug-in implementation made Java look silly in a side-by-side comparison. (Other interesting portable code links.) Oh well, what might have been...
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