> > Is emulating a MIPS 3000A in interpreted mode as simple as this source seems
> > suggest?
> Yes, it is. Why do you think there are that many r3k recompilers and not so
> many for other processors? :-)
I suppose, also, if there is only one type of branch (did I read that correctly?), there is a very easy way to find all code segments. If there is only a branch on equal or branch on not equal, then there can be no dynamic jumps like in 68000.
That means that at load time, you could scan all binary paths and recompile the entire program.
ELF Start address
Is this possible, on did I miss another jump opcode in the MIPS instruction set?
Ahhhh - is that why N64 emulators are able to recompile at load time as well, and do all the searches for sqrt and stuff like that?
Heh, I feel like I'm gradually working through the history of emulation and seeing how it's done... been through the Massage, Genecyst and Callus stages, i.e. hardware from the 80s and early 90's, and now slowly moving on to 1994,5 - PSX and N64, or rather 1998, the PSEmu Pro era.
*Update* - Oh bollocks:
Unconditionally jump to the instruction whose address is in register Rsrc.
Damn and blarst
You learn something old everyday...