[rescue] OS/2 emulation

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Jun 18 15:14:52 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 10:59:49AM -0400, Earl D. Baugh Jr. wrote:
> I actually read a very interesting article (google is turning up a blank 
> here, with the words...) a long while ago about the emulators
> IBM had written for, I believe it was, DOS  and Windows apps under OS/2.
> Apparently IBM had a very small group of developers "re-write" the stuff
> and they generated a significantly faster, smaller and more stable platform
> for running M$ apps than M$.    (This was also in an article that some
> emulation under a version of Windows actually generated a fault, which
> M$ had to "ignore" to actually run the app....they ran on a semi-crashed
> system.....gotta love that...)

In at least one module of the cross-platform development toolkit I
worked on at STI (company and toolkit now consigned to the bitbucket of
history), we ran into a bug in Windows such that things didn't work
right unless we emulated the bug as well.  I don't recall any more
details than that.

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