28 May 2011

People who are not in our league VI

Fabrice Bellard wrote jslinux, Javascript that emulates an x86 processor and boots a working Linux kernel.

As if that weren't impressive enough, the hosted filesystem includes a C compiler... that he wrote himself... and a partial emacs clone... that he wrote himself.

Bellard was also responsible for ffmpeg, QEMU, and what was (at the time that it was released) the fastest known algorithm for computing digits of pi.

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