The Amber Machine

@inproceedings{Cardelli1985TheAM,
  title={The Amber Machine},
  author={Luca Cardelli},
  booktitle={Combinators and Functional Programming Languages},
  year={1985}
}
The Amber machine is a stack machine designed as an intermediate language for compiling higher-order languages. The current version is specialized for the Amber language. The machine supports a set of basic and structured data types, functional closures, signals, bitmap graphics, persistent objects and meta-level execution. The latter is needed as the Amber compiler is entirely written in Amber (above the Amber machine level) and needs to switch level when executing a program it has just… CONTINUE READING
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