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From Brett Wuth <w...@castrov.cuug.ab.ca>
Subject Re: Compilation of other languages
Date Sat, 14 May 2005 19:57:10 GMT
acoliver@apache.org writes:
 > 1. Compiling other languages into Java bytecodes - Compiler concern. 
 > This isn't too hard supposing that there are Java bytecodes that 
 > represent all of the proper operations that you wish to support.  First 
 > off it is impractical to compile a lower level language than Java 
 > (something with points) into Java bytecode (yes its theoretically 
 > possible so long as there is no direct device access or things that Java 
 > simple CANNOT do) without paying a high performance price.

There's a proof-of-concept C++ to Java byte code compiler in egcs-jvm:

   http://sourceforge.net/projects/egcs-jvm/
   http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~cristina/uqbt.html#gcc-jvm

Regards,
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