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24 Sep 2021 08:53:27 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Official notice - user defined function VM data structures  
From: Yvo Smellenbergh
Date: 21 May 2018 12:37:54
Message: <5b02f5e2@news.povray.org>
On 2018-05-21 14:16:30 +0000, clipka said:

> Hear, hear, hear!
> 
> I hereby give the following notice:
> 
> The data types `FunctionEntry`, `StackFrame` and `FPUContext` in the
> user-defined functions handling code (`source/vm/fnpovfpu.h`) SHALL be
> subject to change, now and forever more.
> 
> The commend currently preceding these data structures:
> 
> // WARNING: Do not change this structure without notice!!!
> // Platform specific code may depend on the exact layout and size! [trf]
> 
> will be removed without replacement.
> 
> To the best of my knowledge there is not, and never has been, any
> platform-specific code that does, or ever did, rely on these structures.
> 
> If I'm mistaken there, please let me know.

If I remember well, there was a JITC but only for the Macintosh version v3.6
JITC for the PPC (G4, G5,…)
Maybe that was the reason for it?

Something someone should implement again for x86? ;-)

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Yvo

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