greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Apr 2 20:10:35 EDT 2011
> I've heard of Java CPUs. Has anyone implemented a Python CPU in VHDL
> or Verilog?
Not that I know of.
I've had thoughts about designing one, just for the exercise.
It's doubtful whether such a thing would ever be of practical
use. Without as much money as Intel has to throw at CPU
development, it's likely that a Python chip would always be
slower and more expensive than an off-the-shelf CPU running
a tightly-coded interpreter.
It could be fun to speculate on what a Python CPU might
look like, though.
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