Introduction

8bit Virtual Machine & Ancient Assembler-style language

Ancient Virtual Machine

Ancient VM proof of concept of the language, toolkit, virtual machine and ecosystem A VM with 50+ instructions, SIMD Vector calculation, modularity, language and compiler, CLI tool and package register of modules and extension

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šŸ“” Installation

$ yarn global add @rune/cli
$ rune install vm

šŸ’» OS Support

OS

Version

Architectures

Windows 10

1607+

x64, ARM32

OSX

10.14+

x64

Linux

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x64, ARM32, ARM64

by @ViktorChernyaevā€‹

History

Once i read an article on Wikipedia about writing custom VM and interpreter bytecode. So, i wanted to give it a try. Initially, i planned to write a 4-bit CPU emulator, afterwards i wrote it - but with the development of the source code, bit rate of instructions increased, and emulator has a programming language that is very similar to Assembler language (and CSS, yeah). It was a wonderful experience, i faced unusual problems and came up with quite unusual solutions. Since then, i continued to develop and improve different kinds of features in this project afterwards. I do not pursue any goals (except of course vm speed and language usability), and i do not expect my VM to be useful - but if you have any ideas on how to improve the project Iā€™d be happy to hear from you.

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