Suggestions for improvement of the emulator

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Fri Sep 9 02:51:46 CDT 2005

"Mike Hearn" <mh at> wrote:

> >From a dictionary:
> "em·u·late: Computer Science. To imitate the function of (another
> system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the
> imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and
> achieve the same results as the imitated system."

You've just called Linux a Unix emulator :-) I'm always tempted to mention
DRDOS, x86 processors, PC motherboards, PC BIOS'es around, VGA compatible
video cards, Soundblaster compatible sound cards, netword cards of all
flavours, language compilers, etc: all of them are the emulators according
to the definition above.

The better word is "clone" if you don't like a wordy "independent implementation".


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