weirdo toy stack VMs 

Well, I finally got around to implementing an initial writer/parser working for my printable ascii serial language today:

txtvm> ./test
'A!, sz: 6
INT12: 666
INT6: 0

The program above is <<'A!>>, which would be analogous to "666 0 CALL".

<<>> would push 666 onto the stack (a 12-bit integer)

<<'A>> would push 0 onto the stack (a 6-bit integer)

<<!>> would perform a call. It pops 0 off the stack, looks up the function in 0, and calls it. Presumably, this function would pop 666 off the stack and do something with it.

· · brutaldon · 1 · 0 · 1

weirdo toy stack VMs 

Big picture of this project is to use it as a means to share audiovisual code in a compact and portable way. The language itself would be metaprogrammed using a higher level language. Programs could then be run locally, assuming the dictionary is configured correctly.

Base64/tiny85 would probably give me a better compression ratio, but I'm going with the 6.5-bit VM computer approach because the bytes split up nicer and are easier for humans to grok.

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