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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: State of the World
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 15:18:13 GMT
Tom Tromey wrote:
> * Fragmentation.  I think there are too many free JVMs.  In particular
>   the "C/C++-based VM" niche is over-full.  It ought to be possible,
>   though difficult, to write a configurable core VM that can be reused
>   by other projects.  The idea here is, have a reusable reference
>   implementation, and reduce writing a VM to writing an execution
>   engine (and perhaps a GC).

This is certainly my understanding of the "modularity" aim, and one of 
my two main interests in this project (that and security, natch).

Like they said, pointers to where you think the natural fault-lines in a 
JVM are would be most illuminating.

Cheers,

Ben.

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