On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

> On 4, I'm not sure a "virtual machine" is the answer, by the way.  "Virtual
> machines", or as I prefer to call them, "abstract machines", were primarily
> intended for portability, not performance. C happens to be a great abstract
> machine, and GCC happens to be a great way to achieve portability and
> performance.

amen!

-a
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