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From Subramanian Sethuraman <subramani...@aztec.soft.net>
Subject RE: I hope the JVM implements most using Java itself
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 06:18:21 GMT
Hi All,

I am new joinee to this forum.. I have gone through the mails.  

I am also have the same opinion of Torsten curdt.

Subramanian S

-----Original Message-----
From: Torsten Curdt [mailto:tcurdt@apache.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:46 AM
To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: I hope the JVM implements most using Java itself


>> Hotspot is coded in C/C++, but I hope Harmony to choice Java as its
>> major language. there is the reasons:
>>
>> 1. Implement a JVM using Java is possible and effecitive enough, like
>> the JikesRVM, jode etc.
>> 2. Java code has good feature for maintaince and reabability than
>> C/C++, and it will enable more Java fans to understand and contribute
>> to the project.
>> 3. a full compatible JVM implemented using Java is an exciting news
>> for the java world
>> 4. Since there is already hotspot that works well, Harmony should
>> focus mostly on new technology and more good architecture, not the
>> times to complete the project.
>> 5. A Java JVM will improve the Java/JVM technology such as GC,
>> synchronize and etc, to enable the JVM as fast as possible. 

Hm.... I'd consider JIT compilers pretty low-level.

Do you guys really think we can integrate this
low-level with a higher-level language easily?

...despite that it just sounds really big and
memory consuming.

I am only expressing some fears here.
Would be glad to be proven wrong.

cheers
--
Torsten

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