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Old 19 May 2016, 17:30   #511
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I referred to Vampire as "not a real 68k" because some months ago (over a year? can't remember) I suggested to help the project by giving it a scientific touch: Create a test suite for the target 68k CPU and actually *prove* that it is equal to a 68k. I know it can be done, and I would certainly only accept it as "real 68k" if there is a test suite, and the Apollo core passes this test suite.

When I suggested this on the A1K forum, I have been badly attacked, because everyone was convinced that this is not necessary and it would only make things too complicated and too expensive.

So let me bring this back to topic: While there is no test suite that *proves* equality over the whole instruction set, cache+MMU status, I do not consider Vampire a 68k CPU, hence there is no support for any of my products working properly with Vampire.

This support policy will change as soon as a test suite is available.

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