I got a question popping directly from reading Tanenbaum's Structured Computer Organization. Stating from Chap. 1 Sec. 1.1 :
A machine with C++ or COBOL as its machine language would be complex indeed, but could easily been built in today's technology.
And let's assume this strictly means that the language is actually the machine language. Now, I understand it would be pointless to build such a thing, but I wonder if someone ever tried. At least as a soft-core.
Does something like this actually exists? This book is from 1998 so I guest today would be even "easier".
I'm asking this for pure curiosity.