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From Ian Rogers <rogers.em...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] GSoC 2008 Refactor Java Bytecode Translator
Date Sat, 05 Apr 2008 16:45:00 GMT
Egor Pasko wrote:
> On the 0x41C day of Apache Harmony Okonechnikov Konstantin wrote:
>   
>> Continue working on removing SCE. Have some questions:
>> What are "tau operations"? What does "tau prefix" mean?
>> And what about those nasty
>> warnings (necessary simplification) in genTauCheckNull etc?
>>     
>
> Oh, yeah, this is a big story :)) Everybody asks me about it, and I
> often forget the tricky details, so, referring to some explanations
> back in time sounds reasonable to me.
>   

Tau operations sound similar to guarded operations:
http://www.research.ibm.com/jalapeno/publication.html#paste99

Regards,
Ian
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