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Re: mapping data

>>> Kimberley Burchett<kimbly@cybercom.net> 10/12/2003 18:52:09 >>>

>So a program in a given language doesn't necessarily even know how *it*
> will be represented at runtime, unless it knows what implementation it
> will be run on.  In order to explain how to interoperate at the binary
> level, you'd have to introduce some concept of a machine model
> *underlying* the language -- and not just a single underlying model, but
> many, depending on the language implementation and the hardware
> architecture.

Do you mean something in the spirit of the C ABI (Application Binary Interface;
there is one on most platforms) or something else?

-- O.L.