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From David Griffiths <david.griffi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Third Way - implement the JVM in a new C/Java hybrid
Date Fri, 13 May 2005 13:25:28 GMT
I thought GCJ was a static compilation system? What I was thinking of
was fully dynamic JIT-style compilation. A lot of the problems with
using C as the implementation language stem from it's statically
compiled nature. Not to mention the craziness of having
platform-specific code generation and optimisation duplicated in both
the C compiler and the Java JIT. (Which admittedly GCJ avoids).



On 5/13/05, Bob <citibob@earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > So why not invent a new language that is a kind of half way house
> > between C and Java?
> I think that GCJ gives you this "third way" already.  And it comes with
> a GC, which once explicitly managed, could be used as the Harmony GC as
> well.  (GCJ's GC has an older pedigree, I believe).

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