How to experiment with Truffle?

Thomas Wuerthinger thomas.wuerthinger at
Fri Mar 29 09:24:01 PDT 2013


The current status is that
- The Truffle API is available and languages using it can run on a vanilla JDK.
- There is a short API documentation in the form of unit tests plus javadoc. It explains the most important parts of the API. You can either browse it in source code form (recommended) or in javadoc form [1].
- There is an example guest language implementation available in the project "".

We are still working on more comprehensive documentation for the OpenJDK wiki. Also, the work on the special compilation phases for Graal related to Truffle is still under progress.

Regards, thomas


On Mar 29, 2013, at 4:55 PM, Stefan Marr <java at> wrote:

> Hi:
> I was trying to look a bit into Truffle and was wondering whether there is some documentation. Is there perhaps an overview or a getting started guide somewhere?
> While I found the* packages in the Graal repository, I didn't see it mentioned anywhere else. Specifically, I was looking for the first steps of setting it up and perhaps a working example. I found the wiki page for Graal itself [1], but didn't see anything about Truffle specifically.
> Furthermore, what are the current requirements for using Truffle? Do I need a Graal VM or can it be used independently of Graal, i.e., on a vanilla JDK?
> Thanks
> Stefan
> [1]
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