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From Mark Wielaard <m...@klomp.org>
Subject Re: VM/Class Library Interface (or "Storming the Gates! Take 3!")
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2005 15:23:06 GMT
Hi Geir,

On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 11:56 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 11:24 -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > We have to address this.  We started a while ago and it didn't go  
> > well
> 
> Could you give a summary of the discussion and why you thought it didn't
> go well?
> 
> > We have people around here, lurking and active, that have done this in anger,  
> > so speak up...
> 
> Did you study the VM Integration Guide:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/docs/vmintegration.html
> We have updated and clarified it and if you read the NEWS file we
> distribute with every release you will see updates and requests for
> feedback on various parts. See the latest release or:
> http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/classpath/classpath/NEWS?rev=HEAD
> (Look under the headings "Runtime interface changes:")
> 
> There are more then 20 different compiler/runtime/tools projects that
> use this for various different situations be it interpreter, jit, ahead
> of time compilers, real time, or byte code transformation frameworks. I
> am sure it can be refined and improved (since we do that for every
> release), but it should be very flexible already. Please give feedback.

Please do try to answer these questions. It would be instructive if you
could explain this in some detail since I am not sure we hit the right
technical spot yet with respect to your suggestions for improvements to
the model we are currently using. And you seem to have the feeling that
take 1 and 2 didn't go well and I do like to know what I missed back
then.

Thanks,

Mark

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