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From Tom Tromey <tro...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [arch] How much of java.* and friends does Harmony need to write. Was: VM/Classlibrary interface
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2005 19:53:12 GMT
>>>>> "Geir" == Geir Magnusson <geirm@apache.org> writes:

>> Yes, 1.5 *will* add new requirements to the VM interface. But the
>> Classpath VM interface isn't some immutable static thing either.
>> All I'm saying here is: how about crossing that bridge when you get
>> there, instead of deciding out of hand that it isn't good enough?

Geir> Guess which version of J2SE we want to do...

So far nobody has systematically looked at all the VM layer changes
needed for 1.5.

However, I have looked at a few.  The ones I've looked at are mostly
related to Class or reflection; we need to add some more methods to
VMClass and friends to account for the new data that is available.  We
also needed VMClass.cast(), a change to VMSystem for the new getenv,
and a change to VMProcess for ProcessBuilder.

As far as I know we won't need any major overhauls, just additions
here and there.  But if someone wanted to go through all the new bits
and check this, that would be helpful.  Better yet, actually go write
the new bits, there is plenty of 1.5 stuff still to be done.

Tom

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