TinyC, port to HP

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Thu Oct 16 16:20:42 2003

Tony Duell wrote:
>>>C requires a stack pointer and a index register.Offhand I don't think
>>>your hardware supports that.
>>Certain HP2xxx do have index registers (the ones with the EIG instructions
>>IIRC), but guess how FORTRAN compilers handle indexed array accesses
> Err, self-modifying code? That was the traditional way to do this sort of
> thing.

I think the PC is noted more more self-modifying code than the old
machines. The only real self modifying code (on your typical early
machine) is the fact the return address is placed in the first word
of subroutine code.

> -tony
Received on Thu Oct 16 2003 - 16:20:42 BST

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