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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: This week on harmony-dev (Aug. 28 - Sept. 03 2005)
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2005 15:54:13 GMT
I think these summaries are great David, keep it up!

[ ...though it does make the little devil inside me want to start
messing with your brain, to see if you can summarize wads of code,
deliberately contradictory statements, etc.  :-) ]


David Tanzer wrote:
> Weldon Washburn, Geir Magnusson Jr. and I where discussing about the
> programming language in which to implement harmony and the coding
> conventions to use in the thread "[arch] Modular JVM component diagram".
> I rewrote one of the interfaces Weldon wrote so it conforms to the Java
> Coding  Conventions (where possible - it is C code), which where only
> cosmetic changes. Geir said his biggest concerns about coding
> conventions is safety and clarity (and he gave some examples). There was
> no decision yet.
> [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200508.mbox/%3c4dd1f3f0050827071543279cac@mail.gmail.com%3e]
> Alos in the thread "[arch] Modular JVM component diagram", Xiao-Feng Li,
> Ron Braithwaite, Rodrigo Kumpera and Tom Tromey where discussing about
> APR and POSIX as OS abstraction libraries. There is a wide agreement
> that this makes sense. Tim Ellison then explained how the portability
> library of the J9 VM (portlib) works and that it has some features which
> APR doesn't have.
> [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200508.mbox/%3c9623c9a50508281806724af91b@mail.gmail.com%3e]
> Xiao-Feng Li started the thread "[arch] voluntary vs. preemptive
> suspension of Java threads" where he explains both models and gives a
> brief overview on the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches.
> Kazuyuki Shudo and Rodrigo Kumpera posted some more information about
> this topic.
> [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200509.mbox/%3c8cca42d805090108061310ee77@mail.gmail.com%3e]
> Rana Dasgupta started a discussion about "[arch] VM/Classlibrary
> Interface ( VM Accessors )". He posted some initial thoughts about what
> these accessors are ("They will provide access to VM functionality not
> exposed through the public Java api"), how they could be implemented
> (i.e. JNI) and which problems might occur (security, ...).
> [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200509.mbox/%3cB27FD8518C22F54199BA110DB4B94678097E4346@fmsmsx402.amr.corp.intel.com%3e]
> Weldon Washburn was responding to a posting by Mladen Turk about
> "light-weight native calls" where he lists some problems this approach
> migth have and asks how Mladen wants to solve them. Steven Gong asked
> how the VM/Classlibrary interface and VMAccessors are related, but he
> has not received an answer yet.
> [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200509.mbox/%3c4dd1f3f005090111052a27f04a@mail.gmail.com%3e]
> [http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200509.mbox/%3c7d3cd4a5050901223820f8f6a8@mail.gmail.com%3e]
> Regards, David.
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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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