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From Santiago Gala <>
Subject Re: Parrot [was Re: How ASF membership works and what it means]
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 17:38:22 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi escribió:
> Wow, a VM with native continuations, very interesting.
> Question: do you think it would be possible to compile java source code
> into parrot bytecode? how would the limited Perl typing capabilities
> would impact that?

The key piece is the validator. The Java VM uses the class validator for 
security "contracts" (stack violations, typing violations, throwing 
exceptions, method signatures, etc.). I imagine the parrot people will 
use a similar technique on class loading (one of the most powerful 
concepts of java). It is well specified in the Java VM specification.

The caveat here is that I think there are patents covering the 
techniques themselves (from memory).

> I feel like crosspollinating these days ;-)

I saw recently a blog entry classifying kind of bloggers. I was about to 
comment one kind missing: "Butterfly". I feel like a butterfly lately, 
crosspollinating as I wander from flower to flower :-)

I need to focus more, I'll do it when I get more answers than questions 
inside and I see a clear path forward (hopefully somewhere in the near 
future as I'm lagging more and more in day to day tasks...).

Santiago Gala
High Sierra Technology, S.L. (

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