[rescue] FrameMaker FYI

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Mar 27 12:32:48 CST 2004

On Sat, Mar 27, 2004 at 12:41:22PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> Bill Bradford  <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:01:24PM +0000, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >> FX!32 would allow you to emulate an x86 CPU and run standard Win exe
> >> files, IIRC...
> > It was a *translator*, not an emulator. The first time you ran an app, it
> > would translate the x86 instructions into Alpha instructions, and cache
> > them.
> How is this different to, say, the JIT support of UAE, which lets you run
> m68k binaries on x86? UAE stands for the "Unusable Amiga Emulator", although
> it's actually usable these days :)

FX!32 would keep the translated version around, iirc.  So the next time
you ran it, you were running native Alpha machine code, not x86 code

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