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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Developing Harmony
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 08:10:58 GMT
Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>>"Ben" == Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> writes:
>>>>I'm pretty sure we want a framework in C/C++, whatever components
>>>>are developed in.
>>>Umm.  Why?
> Ben> So it can run everywhere.
> FWIW, writing a VM in java doesn't make this harder per se.
> In fact, in a way it is easier as you are already writing a compiler,
> so you don't need another one for your target.
> The way JikesRVM works, as I understand it, is that you bootstrap it
> on some other VM.  This makes an image, which is just plain old
> executable code, which is the actual VM.  Then you can run your java
> programs using this image.

This has to be a VM that produces native code, right?

In any case, here I am with a platform that currently has no VM, but 
does have a C compiler. What do I do?

In your world, I first port some other VM, then port Harmony. I don't 
understand why this is not harder?

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