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gij


Hi there,

It would be good to try making the interpreter run on more than one
platform; right now it only works on i386 with sysv ABI.  

The thing that needs to change for the interpreter to support a
new platform is to modify libffi to support closures; which is not too
hard to add.  

The way the interpreter uses libffi could also be cleaned up, but it
would be a great motivation if this was driven by new architectures
being suported by libffi.

If someone is interested in working on this, I'd be happy to help.  

Where I am working, we mostly use Solaris, but there is some serious
linker problem in that configuration.  Does anyone have an idea of if
and when this could be fixed?   

-- Kresten

 Kresten Krab Thorup           "I like my eggs ploded"
 Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus
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