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From Pier Fumagalli <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject Re: Native JVM Continuations
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2004 08:20:56 GMT
On the same topic, as I'm on the Java Platform "umbrella" JSR, please 
let me know if I need to post some message to the EG.

	Pier

On 13 Jul 2004, at 15:34, Brian McCallister wrote:

> Speaking of this, if anyone wants to see this happen in 
> j[s]dk[1.6|6.0|6.1] we need a JSR formed fairly soon.
>
> I have pinged Geert Bevin (RIFE) and James Strachan and both are 
> willing to help on an EG, but to my knowledge neither is a real expert 
> on the subject. To do this right would require finding the real 
> experts and requirements =)
>
> Anyone know anyone (or happen to be someone) who is widely familiar 
> with continuations as a language feature, who has spare time (ha!), 
> and might be interested in seeing them go native in Java?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> -Brian
>
> On Jul 7, 2004, at 11:56 AM, 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
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Tony
>>
>
>
>

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