Suggestions for improvement of the emulator
dmitry at baikal.ru
Fri Sep 9 02:51:46 CDT 2005
"Mike Hearn" <mh at codeweavers.com> 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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