[TUHS] Harvard and Von Neumann Architectures and Unix

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Sun Nov 26 02:10:59 AEST 2017


Noel Chiappa wrote;
> Doug McIlroy wrote:
> > Optimal code for bitblt (raster block transfers) in the Blit
> Interesting case. I'm not familiar with BitBLT codes, do they actually
> modify the existing program, or rather do they build small custom
> ones?

They could modify existing programs using a blitter. :-)

This has actually been done, but for generating software synthesizer
code.  The blitter would be used to update the mixing code every time
the output frequency of a sound channel changed.


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