JEP 276: Dynamic Linking of Language-Defined Object Models
aph at redhat.com
Sun Oct 18 08:55:19 UTC 2015
On 10/18/2015 09:49 AM, Jochen Theodorou wrote:
> * Invokedynamic (like invokeinterface and invokevirtual) does not like
> calls with null as receiver, quitting the call right away with a NPE.
> But languages may allow for calls on null. That again means some kind of
> dummy receiver is required, if this is supposed to work.
Wouldn't you just insert a null pointer check? That's surely going to
be faster (if it's used) than the runtime taking a
NullPointerException. And you don't want the runtime to have to trap
for null when many languages don't need it.
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