Bug#365240: ITP: seam -- virtual machine architecture and library

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Bug#365240: ITP: seam -- virtual machine architecture and library

Kari Pahula-2
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Kari Pahula <[hidden email]>


* Package name    : seam
  Version         : 1.3.0
  Upstream Authors :
Thorsten Brunklaus <[hidden email]>
Leif Kornstaedt <[hidden email]>
Andreas Rossberg <[hidden email]>
Guido Tack <[hidden email]>

* URL             : http://www.ps.uni-sb.de/seam/
* License         : MIT/X
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : virtual machine architecture and library

 SEAM (Simple Extensible Abstract Machine) is designed to be language-
 and platform-independent, to be simple and based on few principled
 services.
  - Uniform data representation and memory management.  All
    datastructures used to represent computations, including code and
    threads, reside in an abstract store, which represents an abstract
    graph of data nodes. Language specific datastructures are modelled on
    top of the language-independent store structures. The store manages
    the allocation of nodes and their efficient layout in memory.
  - Platform-independent external representation. Store values are
    converted to a portable representation during export (pickling), and
    converted back during import (unpickling). A language-independent
    transfer language is defined to describe values independent from
    platform. Unpickling operates with respect to runtime-pluggable
    language-dependent transformation. For example, language specific code
    can be instantiated either to byte code or to native code.
  - Abstract execution model. Computations are defined by a generic
    evaluator interface. SEAM supports arbitrarily many codes and
    evaluators to be used at the same time and interact freely. In
    particular, common virtual machine services like foreign function
    interfaces are easily expressible.
 .
 SEAM is used successfully to implement the new virtual machine
 underlying the Alice Programming System.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15.6
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)


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