[Openmcl-devel] CCL images, consumer apps, and piracy
tfb at tfeb.org
Mon Apr 11 11:46:18 UTC 2011
On 11 Apr 2011, at 12:29, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
> In the case if specific virtual machines, one point of designing them is
> to reduce this distance, so the compilers are simplier. A side effect
> is that it's easier to uncompile the code.
I can see that makes sense.
> One could say that the x86 instruction set came from military projects
> originally, so it has encryption embedded in its nature...
I've never seriously looked at x86 code produced by compilers. The point where things started to get seriously incomprehensible to me was the CISC->RISC transition (you could often make sense of VAX/68000 output, but trying to understand what compilers produced for MIPS/SPARC was much, much harder).
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