Interesting coding idea

Bruno R. Dias bruno at
Sun Oct 24 03:30:27 CEST 2004

Jack Klein wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 18:54:55 -0300, "Bruno R. Dias"
> <bruno at> wrote in comp.lang.c:
>>Perhaps it would be interesting to program a virtual machine simulating 
>>an ancient computer (such as the pdp-7). Then, it would be rather 
>>interesting to code for it (porting gcc to it maybe?). I think it would 
>>be fun to play with the long-forgotten art of coding in machine language.
>>And what about a fictional computer, such as one that works on an 
>>entirely different way (such as a non-binary computer)?
>>It wouldn't be very useful, but it wouold be a very fun and very 
>>interesting thing to hack on.
> And what exactly does this have to do with the C language?  I suspect
> it is equally off-topic in comp.lang.python.
It would be *programmed* in a language, obviously. It's just that C is 
rather appropriate for that kind of stuff, It's one of my favorite 
languages, and It's a subject that should interest C programmers. The 
same goes for Python.

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