The STRAIGHT addressing is not a belt because it uses ordinal instruction addressing, while a belt uses ordinal drop. But the new Clockhands addressing is a belt, pure and simple. Thank you for bringing it to our attention; we have contacted the authors. If it’s just a research project then it is our practice to grant royalty-free research licenses to our IP. However, if they plan to commercialize it, or even to seek patents without mentioning us, well, many happy lawyers.
Reply To: Tokyo University STRAIGHT compiler Ivan Godard