Python CPU

Martijn Faassen faassen at pop.vet.uu.nl
Mon Jun 7 17:15:58 CEST 1999


Eugene Leitl wrote:
> 
> Have there been any attempts in creating an ASIC capable of
> interpreting Python opcodes directly? Of course, with
> soon-to-arrive Java chips and JPython there might be not
> that much need for it...

Except for the April 1 breakthrough at Stichting Mathematisch Centrum I
posted about on April 1 (also featuring high speed nanovirus resistant
whitespace circuitry :), I don't think anyone's worked on something like
that. I think the consensus is that the Python opcodes are too high
level to make this feasible.

Regards,

Martijn




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