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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [vote] HARMONY-3363 - Alternative Bytecode Verifier
Date Thu, 31 May 2007 11:04:52 GMT
Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> Tim,
> Thank you for explanations.
> 
> I'm not suggesting to reject a contribution. I like an idea of
> Mikhail's algorithm which checks data flow, though I failed to
> understand how subroutine boundaries in one pass. I missed any
> reference to this in documentation as well.
> 
>> Accepting here does not mean this contribution will be the one and only
>> bytecode verifier going forward.
> 
> We agreed to keep duplication out of Harmony. I personally believe we
> need strong arguments for any duplication, and I do not see enough
> arguments to have two verifiers.

No we didn't -- we have two JITs and two GCs, and we maintain the
ability to run on multiple VMs.  Sometimes having a choice is good.

We may not want two verifiers, but this vote is not deciding that.

Regards,
Tim

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