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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: VM/Class Library Interface (or "Storming the Gates! Take 3!")
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2005 04:45:25 GMT

On Nov 12, 2005, at 10:23 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:

> 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.

Me too :)

I'll review and try to post something later this week.
g
eir

>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
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