DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


Project birthday is in a week, by then it would have been a year since I initialized the repository. I would have to say that lots of code has been written over the course of the project. Although I have not reached actual code translation yet I am getting closer and closer. It seems that I have been cleaning up technical debt lately which will be important before I move onto actual code generation work. That way I only have to concentrate on that for the most part. Many of these new changes I have been making are rather nice like the great speed increase in building. The CPUData/CPUProvider stuff I am implementing right now, which is going to provide stronger information to the general code generation routines.


Need to move the CPUProvider out of the SPI or move CPUData to there because CPUProvider needs access to CPUData's constructor.


Now to move the register information stuff to the CPUProvider, although I wonder will be the best way to do it. The registers may change depending on the CPU data itself. However, depending on the information it will vary. So the CPUProvider will provide register information when it is requested and it can be cached so it can be freed when not used.


Allocator could be changed too because more information would be placed in CPUData, so per architecture allocation would not exactly be needed.


So what is the best way to provide an interface to registers. There would have to be an enumeration that can be enumerated, but there would also need to be data specific classes such as getting information about a register and its bit size, usage, etc.


Registers would be best if they were their own class.