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From "Nick Lothian" <nloth...@educationau.edu.au>
Subject RE: [arch] How much of java.* and friends does Harmony need to write. Was: VM/Classlibrary interface
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2005 23:39:11 GMT
There is also

According to http://asm.objectweb.org/doc/tutorial-annotations.html it
included "modifications for J2SE 5.0 to support changes mandated by
JSR-14, JSR-175, and JSR-201, as well as minor corrections and


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ulrich Kunitz [mailto:kune@deine-taler.de] 
> Sent: Monday, 6 June 2005 8:01 AM
> To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [arch] How much of java.* and friends does 
> Harmony need to write. Was: VM/Classlibrary interface
> On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > > Also from time to time the VM interface has to be 
> extended for new 
> > > VMs, which have different needs.  This is one reason that the 
> > > interface isn't yet stable, even for 1.4.
> > 
> > It would be interesting to know why and how it was extended 
> - there's 
> > something to learn there.  I'm also interested in getting 
> some input 
> > from the commercial VM developers.
> The new features in 1.5 varargs, enums, annotations, and 
> generics required additions to the class file format. More 
> changes appear to be introduced to improve debugging (type 
> infos about local variables).
> Tom Tromey has already found a link to an updated class file
> description:
> http://java.sun.com/docs/books/vmspec/2nd-edition/UpdatedClass
> Here is a short and probably incomplete overview over the changes:
> varargs: 	ACC_VARARGS, ACC_BRIDGE (?)
> enums:   	ACC_ENUM
> annotations:	ACC_ANNOTATION
> New attributes: EnclosingMethod, Signature (for generics),
>                 LocalVariableTypeTable,
> 		RuntimeVisibleAnnotations,
> 		RuntimeInvisibleAnnotations,
> 		RumtimeVisibleParameterAnnotations,
> 		RumtimeInvisibleParameterAnnotations,
> Uli

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