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Re: [DotGNU]Architecture Neutral Distributed Format

From: Hans-Olof Danielsson
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Architecture Neutral Distributed Format
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 19:28:16 +0200

Marco Manfredini <address@hidden> skrev:
> ...
> Anyway, if undestand this right I find this strange. For example they
> want the translator not to make assumptions about the target machine,
> like about the number of bits in an long.

The main difference between ANDF and conventional intermediate program
forms is that ANDF represents an abstraction of high-level languages while
the others like RTL typically represent an abstraction of the target

The Producer translates from the high level language to ANDF.
The Installer then maps ANDF to a suitable representation on the target

Depending on the target machine an long could then be 16 or
32 or 64 or ... bits. So it's the Installer that makes assumptions about
the target machine not the translator ( Producer ) I would say.

Greetings, Hans-Olof

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