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From Rodrigo Kumpera <kump...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: half-baked idea? j2me
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2005 12:54:23 GMT
On 11/1/05, Robin Garner <Robin.Garner@anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
>
> >AFAIK IKVM, sablevm and jamvm all run on portable devices.
> >
> >Developing a j2me jvm is not as easier as it seens, first, the
> >footprint and execution performance must be really optimized, so
> >expect a LOT of assembly coding.
> >
> >
> Back to the language wars again :)  This does not necessarily follow.
> Try googling for the 'squawk' VM - they had a poster at OOPSLA last
> week.  This is a java-in-java virtual machine targetted at embedded
> devices.  The core VM runs in 80KB of memory.  Device drivers are all
> written in Java.
>

Robin,

With a java-in-java VM even if you don't write directly in assembly
you still need to generate machine code with java anyway, and that
will look a lot like asm (JikesRVM baseline JITer for example). With
C, for example, you can get away using just an interpreter.

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