[lowrisc-dev] Re: [sw-dev] Is a de facto standard memory map helpful or harmful?

Samuel Falvo II sam.falvo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 00:38:09 BST 2016


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 4:31 PM, Michael Clark <michaeljclark at mac.com> wrote:
> WebAssembly is not designed for server side OS ABI JIT. Intel Pin for RISC-V

WebAssembly is an intermediate format with no particular application
domain at all.  (And yes, it is intended for server-side applications
as well, considering the popularity of Node.js).  It's designed to be
generic and scalable from web UI to embedded applications.  Though it
*targets* web UI/UX as its first application area, it's not restricted
to just that.  It's abstraction level is on par with raw assembly
language.  Indeed, the only real abstraction it does offer is that you
don't need to name CPU registers explicitly, but that's about it.

At some point in the Kestrel's future, I fully intend on providing
WebAssembly support at the OS level.

-- 
Samuel A. Falvo II



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