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From Sylvain Wallez <sylv...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Native JVM Continuations
Date Wed, 07 Jul 2004 16:17:55 GMT
Tony Collen wrote:

> James Strachan writes [1]:
>
> "Spent a great afternoon & evening with John Rose from Sun (compiler & 
> VM team), who's on the Groovy JSR - we've managed to figure out many 
> of the gremlins in the language. Plus I learnt quite a bit about the 
> JVM. e.g. it might not be that hard to implement continuations at the 
> JVM level! Apparently the JVM already does a kind of continuation 
> internally for optimising bytecode - so if you want native 
> continuations, hassle the good folks at Sun & raise some bug reports, 
> maybe we can persuade them to sneak it into 1.6 :). Native Java 
> continuations would totally rock - and avoid all that inefficient 
> bytecode swizzling we'd have to do to implement continuations on top 
> of the JVM."
>
> [1] http://radio.weblogs.com/0112098/2004/07/07.html#a490


Java 1.6... that will be in 2007 :-(

We'd better work with James on that "inefficient bytecode swizzling" and 
submit a JSR to standardize our API in 1.6...

Sylvain

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