[Coco] (very very slightly OT) 6800 emulator

Manney mannslists at invigorated.org
Sun Apr 29 16:40:02 EDT 2007

Joel Ewy wrote:

>>> Interesting. Did you know the first 6809 emulator was written as a 6800
>>> program? It was made during the design of the 6809 at Motorola.
>> Isn't that a bit backwards? :) But this question is coming from
>> someone who isn't quite as in depth about 680x processors as he'd like
>> to be. :)
> It isn't backwards so much as forward, or ahead of its time.  :) How
> better to test a microprocessor that doesn't exist yet but to emulate it
> on one that does?

Well, I thought that normally the 'host' processor had to be more 
powerful than the emulated processor to handle the emulation?


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