x64: a short illustration of encoding simple instructions

The output of gen predicted the output of gas. ie. gen illustrates how to construct the REX and MODRM bytes

the output of gen predicted output of gas. ie. gen illustrates how to construct the REX and MODRM bytes

general parser for k

i wrapped up an earley parser, “yaep”, into a k .so here: http://www.ivorykite.com/ear/ear.tgz

earley parsers are known for their tolerance of ambiguity (first match – like PEG) and of both left and right recursion. here’s the demo that ear.tgz includes:


64bit RPN compiler in q

Adapted from 64-bit reverse polish JIT compiler

The call to execute the compiled expression is unimplemented as my personal edition of kdb+ is 32bit and don’t want to write the 32bit to long mode and back again hack.

$ q r.q
KDB+ 3.4 2016.06.14 Copyright (C) 1993-2016 Kx Systems


64-bit reverse polish JIT compiler

Here’s a 64-bit JIT compiler for the RPN calculator.  Each expression entered in a REPL is compiled by cc() in-memory and then called with a single instruction in exe().

You can see 64-bit  overflow:

$ gcc r.c -o r
$ ./r
>9223372036854775807 1 +

reverse polish calculator in gcc

gcc makes it possible to code this RPN interpreter more compactly than C89..C11


call functions on the run – x86_64

It doesn’t take much to call an x86_64 function by its address and an array of arguments.  The technique is useful for implementing interpreters or responding to remote procedure calls.  Supports 4 args, but can be completed by adding rcx, r8, r9.  Extend using XMM floating point registers.