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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Doing the minimum to support Java 5 classfiles
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2006 03:22:19 GMT
This sounds easy and fun.

What's the first thing we do?

geir


Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> Geir,
>  Not sure at what level of detail you are asking, but  we  need some
> changes in the DRLVM class support code to handle the new
> class format. These include the acc_synthetic , acc_annotation etc. access
> modifiers,  the new attrs like enclosingClass,  runtime
> visible/invisible attrs, signatures for generics support and the
> class/interface naming convention changes etc. There should be some  small
> changes in the interpreter and JIT to support the ldc CONSTANT_Class .
> There are possibly some minimal associated changes to the kernel classes
> also even without the full implementation of annotation, reflection etc.
> kernel classes as Alexey pointed out on the previous 1.5 thread.
> 
> Rana
> 
> 
> On 6/22/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com > wrote:
>>
>> There are modest changes to the classfile format that need to be
>> supported; once they are in place we can remove the compiler-hack.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tim
>>
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> > It seems we're in general agreement that getting DRLVM to deal with
>> Java
>> > 5 classfiles is a good place to start.
>> >
>> > It supports our project desire to get off the target=jsr14 hack for
>> > compiling.
>> >
>> > So, for those that know the DRLVM codebase, what are the steps?
>> >
>> > Anyone who throws the One Big Patch over the wall will be summarily
>> > beaten about the head and neck with a trout, by the way, and we may not
>> > defrost the trout first... lets use this as an exercise to start
>> > learning about the DRLVM and get people talking about how to do these
>> > things together, with small patches once we agree on the strategy :)
>> >
>> > geir
>> >
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>>
>> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
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