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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Native JVM Continuations
Date Wed, 07 Jul 2004 16:46:07 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."


Well, I wonder what it will happen to java (or to me!) in the 7 years 
that will take java 1.6 to be widespread enough for us to switch to it.



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