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From Stephan Michels <stephan.mich...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Developing Harmony
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 10:30:50 GMT
On 5/16/05, Jónas Tryggvi Jóhannsson <jonas01@ru.is> wrote:
> > Question to the floor: if it had to be one of C and C++, which would
> > you prefer?
> I can´t think of a single reason why C should be preferred over C++, as
> C can simply be viewed as a subset of C++. As Java users, all of us
> appreciate object orientation and understand how it can be used to
> simplify software and make it more readable. Writing C code in an object
> oriented manner simply does not give the same level of abstraction C++
> can provide.
> Im however very fond of the idea of writing the JVM in Java. Im
> beginning to look into the JikesRVM and I really like the idea,
> especially as it is the language that everyone on this list is  familiar
> with. It would also maximize the quality of the tools that we will
> provide, as we would be using them to develop our JVM.

I have another point. The VM should be instrumentable, by JMX for example.
This could easly done if the VM uses Java.

I would prefer if the Harmony project uses JikesVM as base, create a native
app with GCJ. This way we could use C++ parts over CNI.

Stephan Michels.

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