[RC5] v3, etc.

Jeremy D. Zawodny jzawodn at wcnet.org
Sun Jan 18 18:45:16 EST 1998


At 08:46 PM 1/18/98 +0100, Peter Bortas wrote:

>It would be nice if there was a bytecode-core so that more obscure
>platforms like Acorn, Amiga or whatever didn't have to wait for new
>cores. Also, a security manager wouldn't hurt, and thats much easier
>if you define your own bytecode.
>
>One obvious candidate would be Java.
>
>Obviously this wouldn't be as fast as a natively compiled core, but it
>let's more people participate.

I'd be really surprised if that was a worthwhile tradeoff. Compiled code
for x86, Sparc, and so on is SOOOO much faster than Java. You'd probably
need to increase the number of crackers by a factor of 5, 10, or more just
to *break even*.

What do you envision in a security manager?

Jeremy
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