kitchen sink VM

Ted Neward ted at
Wed Jul 18 22:19:06 PDT 2007

Not heard of one, but would love to join, when you get it started....

Ted Neward
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> From: hotspot-dev-bounces at [mailto:hotspot-dev-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of John Rose
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:17 PM
> To: hotspot-dev at
> Subject: kitchen sink VM
> I would like to start a child project of the hotspot VM, as a testbed
> for new VM features that are not ready to standardize but deserve
> experimentation.  A model for this would be the "Kitchen Sink Language"
> branch of the javac project; see .
> A key rule of the KSL project is that all non-standard language features
> must be controlled by a command line option and disabled by default.
> This rule can be applied verbatim to hotspot via the -XX:+Foo suite of
> global variables, which are already used routinely for such purposes.
> Does such a project sound reasonable?  Better yet, has anybody already
> started doing this, so I can join?
> -- John
> P.S. An example of the sort of experimental feature I'm thinking of:
> I have several odd ideas in this vein.  If you know me, you probably
> know them too.
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