Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Static and Dynamic Analysis for Automatic Emulator Configuration

Or: Not asking the user so many damn questions.

A disadvantage of many emulators is that they require the user to know how they should configure a machine — which model, which expansions and peripherals — and what they need to type before they can use their desired classic software. Wouldn't it be nice if the emulator could just figure all that stuff out for you?

This presentation covers three means of doing so: ahead-of-time static analysis, runtime dynamic analysis, and brute-force try-them-all parallel execution.


Thomas Harte