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From Dmitry Serebrennikov <dmitr...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Java
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 16:30:33 GMT
Matthew French wrote:

>Dmitry Serebrennikov said:
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>>Using APR sounds very promising.
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>I need to verify this, but I don't believe APR really gives us what we
>need in a VM?
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>A VM is very "thought intensive" code, but it should have very little
>dependance on external system libraries. It needs to do malloc and printf
>and that would be about it. And often you would want to use system
>specific libraries for the performance gain.
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>APR would be very useful for the J2SE libraries, though. But that is a
>different issue.
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I don't know that much about VM internals yet. But will it also need 
threads? I agree that APR will be most useful for the libraries though. 
So I guess those libraries being in Java is not a foregone conclusion 
either then? :) JNI is a mess though...

-dmitry

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