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SV: [External] Re: Transputer - schools

The SPoC system will stand as one of the best pieces of sw I have used in my 35+ years of work.

Even with a small error list that I cannot recollect having been zeroed.

Units built with SPoC are still on the seven seas.


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Fra: Sympa,pkg125 [mailto:sympa@xxxxxxxxxx] På vegne av Denis A Nicole
Sendt: 1. juli 2013 12:19
Til: David May
Kopi: Ruth Ivimey-Cook; Larry Dickson; occam-com@xxxxxxxxxx
Emne: [External] Re: Transputer - schools

On Fri, 28 Jun 2013, David May wrote:

> I've seen this trail. But I'm not sure what you are trying to do. If 
> it's to port occam to ARM - good idea.
> The best way to do this is to retarget the back-end of the occam 
> compiler. You'll also need a runtime for the scheduling instructions.

Yes, that's the best way. The quickest way will probably be to use our old SPoC occam2 to C translator. No need to worry about instruction sets and a built-in runtime. I can probably resurrect it quite quickly.

It does rely on some rather old (Cocktail) tools, but that shouldn't be a big problem.

If anyone wants it, I'll dust off the old code and take a look.


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