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From Etienne Gagnon <egag...@sablevm.org>
Subject Re: java.lang.reflect
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2006 04:46:29 GMT
Tim Ellison wrote:
> Gary Clark wrote:
>>3) Do any of the current VMs support the 1.5 features? Off the top of my
>>head I don't recall if anything changed within the VM to support them.
> I'll let Etienne, Archie, Dalibor, et al describe their status wrt Java
> 1.5 support.  The IBM VM can switch to 1.5 support trivially but we are
> limiting it to 1.4 until there is reasonable coverage in the open source
> VMs.

One of my former students succeeded to run SableVM with the generic
branch of GNU Classpath over the holidays, by only implementing one or
two additional native methods in SableVM (the code should be in his
sandbox somewhere).  As far as I know, the type erasure stuff was chosen
by Sun as to minimize the impact of generics on the virtual machine.
So, I don't expect the switch to 1.5 to be something big.  But, first,
it would be nice to get SableVM to work with current Harmony... So, I'm
working on that for the time being.


Etienne M. Gagnon, Ph.D.            http://www.info2.uqam.ca/~egagnon/
SableVM:                                       http://www.sablevm.org/
SableCC:                                       http://www.sablecc.org/

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