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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Developing Harmony
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 04:42:22 GMT
weldon!  Been waiting!  welcome!

geir

On May 17, 2005, at 7:25 PM, Weldon Washburn wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Geir Magnusson Jr. [mailto:geirm@apache.org]
>> Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 3:22 PM
>> To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Developing Harmony
>>
>>
>> On May 16, 2005, at 11:51 AM, Ben Laurie wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure we want a framework in C/C++, whatever components
>>> are developed in.
>>>
>>
>> +1
>>
>
> If it's an "either Java or C/C++" question, I would choose C/C++.  At
> this point in time, I worry about the logistics of building a
> productizable JVM written in Java.  For example, would we be able to
> sort out the boot protocol of a JVM written in Java quick enough to
> keep the attention of everyone currently interested in Harmony?
> Writing the JVM in Java might limit JVM components that could be
> donated to Apache.  For example, it might not be possible to reuse the
> code for a JIT or GC written in C/C++.
>
> In the long term, it would be nice if we could define interfaces such
> that Harmony could evolve into being written mostly in Java.  Perhaps
> the interfaces between internal JVM components can be defined such
> that a component can be written in Java or C/C++.  Perhaps a good
> place to start is to define the JIT/VM interface such that a JIT can
> be written in Java or C/C++.  Thoughts?
>
>
>
>>>
>>> Question to the floor: if it had to be one of C and C++, which
>>> would you prefer?
>>>
>>
>> C++
>>
>> Oog. <grunt> Thog like to bang rocks, but Thog also like inheritance,
>> ABCs and generics.
>>
>> geir
>>
>> -- 
>> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
>> geirm@apache.org
>>
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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