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For all the Java people out there, you might be surprised to know you're going to get Phasers in the future. Get ready for battle. Unfortunately, Proton Torpedo's didn't make the cut. Sorry.

On a side note, I've been working on a little virtual machine. So far, it is incomplete although there is only 1 part left to do before I probably make a 0.1 release, it works.

Documentation on the overall structure of the virtual machine and some benchmarks are here:
http://thoughtpolice.stringsandints.co m/misc/vm_notes.html

From the benchmarks, you can see it runs FizzBuzz 10,000,000 times in about 12 seconds when compiled with gcc -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer and when there's no output buffering to cause an I/O bottleneck. If compiled with output enabled, there are almost no speed improvements regardless of compiler flags since printf takes most of the time.

The resulting code of the VM when using gcc -O3 is quite desirable and efficient since it (largely) eliminates branch misprediction using direct jumps to register values, while instead there are just a lot of 'jne/je' instructions if compiled with say, -O0 or -O1.

I'm probably going to code up a C version of fizzbuzz without output as well to see how it compares to native C. I expect to be dominated.
Addendum: I wrote an C program equivalent to my example bytecode program - or as close as I could get it. Excellent results: With gcc -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer it can do 10,000,000 iterations in approximately a half a second. Major smackdown, right there.

I'll probably be blogging on my other blog about this in the future, in case you want to keep track of it.


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Savior's Sword 25 Points Find Jesus's hidden blade in Story Mode. Medal Stats.
Nexus Victory [Normal] 10 Points Defeat the Nexus HQ on Normal Difficulty Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Impossible 50 Points [Career] Kill 5000 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Seas of Blood 25 Points [Career] Kill 2000 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Psychopath 25 Points [Career] Kill 1000 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Wargod 25 Points [Career] Kill 600 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.
SECRET MEDAL 5 Points Unlock this medal to see it's details. Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Impaler 10 Points [Career] Kill 350 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Bloodied 10 Points [Career] Kill 200 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.
Slaughter Rank: Greenhorn 5 Points [Career] Kill 50 enemies in Arena Mode. Medal Stats.


Total Medals Earned: 18 (From 3 different games.)