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From Etienne Gagnon <egag...@sablevm.org>
Subject Re: OPEN Specification
Date Mon, 29 May 2006 15:50:23 GMT
Hi Anton,

Are you proposing that all Harmony JVMs must abide by the OPEN proposal?
 If yes, I think that some process has to be put in place to present and
discuss each of this proposal's part, and dedicate time to do so.  IMO,
I don't think that everyone (in the JVM sub-communityof Harmony) can
simply read through this proposal and be able to make an enlightened
decision about it.  I think that each point would gain much from being
presented along the motivation behind it.

For example, would your OPEN proposal work with a bidirectional object
layout, without incurring prohivitive performance costs?  [Just asking,
I didn't have time to read through all of it...]

Of course, this is only an opinion.  :-)


Anton Luht wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to try to draw attention to the OPEN proposal again. It
> was published about two weeks ago and produced a very small response
> in the community. This interface is very important, because if it is
> accepted, it will become a base of (many?) Harmony VMs.
> For example, one of the current limitations of OPEN interfaces is that
> Component Manager loads all components at startup and there's no
> possibility to change a component (for example, Garbage Collector)
> later. Is it OK for everyone? Maybe someone foresees problems with
> such approach?

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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