Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp, comp.lang.java.programmer
From: George Neuner <gneun...@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 17:34:36 -0400
Local: Sun, Oct 24 2010 5:34 pm
Subject: Re: some personal rambling on java the lang
On Sat, 23 Oct 2010 05:14:50 +0200, p...@informatimago.com (Pascal J.
Bourguignon) wrote:AFAIHS, C has the smallest bootstrap. The only things absolutely
>> Writing device drivers or network protocol stacks or file format readers
>> and writers: history shows that this can be done perfectly adequately in
>> lisp or Java or Oberon or Ada or whatever (even C++). Very few of these
>> languages have so little run-time mechanism that bring-up on bare metal is
>> easy enough to be considered trivial.
*required* are to define the stack limits, set the stack (and maybe
frame) pointer and (if necessary) jump to the application entry point.
Total required code - less than 10 assembly instructions.
Optionally, if the application requires dynamic allocation[*] then you
That's it ... your C application is up and running.
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