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From Archie Cobbs <arc...@dellroad.org>
Subject Re: java.lang.reflect
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:29:08 GMT
Etienne Gagnon wrote:
> 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.

JCHEVM already supports the 1.5 bytecode change (Class literals) but
does not yet have reflection support for the new 1.5 stuff.


Archie Cobbs      *        CTO, Awarix        *      http://www.awarix.com

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