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   Re: .NET and .FUD (was Re: Joel on XML)

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  • From: Eric Bohlman <ebohlman@netcom.com>
  • To: KenNorth <KenNorth@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 02:36:25 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, KenNorth wrote:

> > an interpreted /JIT  compiled "Intermediate Language" that is conceptually
> pretty similar to the
> > idea behind the JVM.
> Not an original concept by Microsoft or Sun:
> - Ken Bowles' UCSD P-System of the late 1970s used a virtual machine and
> intermediate code called p-code for portability

In the early/mid 1960s, there was a similar conceptual project called
"UNCOL"; the idea was to compile several languages into an intermediate
form and then translate that form into machine code for different machines
(back then, there were a *lot* more machine architectures in common use
than there are now).  It never got off the ground.


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