springer at reservoir.com
Wed Nov 14 09:23:33 PST 2007
Pieter Libin wrote:
> Dear all,
> nowadays it seems that quite some people/organizations are working on
> various ports of the j2se platform.
> However, porting the virtual machine to new architectures requires the
> writing of quite some non-trivial platform specific code (os, os_cpu
> I think it would make sense to provide a more portable replacement for
> this native part.
> This would help porting the j2se platform a lot, and might make the
> transition from j2me > j2se easier as well
> Does anyone know wether such a mechanism could be technically feasible?
To support the compilers (c1, c2), there's just no getting around the
need to describe how to generate code for a specific architecture.
Maybe you could do something outlandish like call gcc every time you
wanted to generate a blob, but....
You could come a lot closer with something interpreter-only using
CC_INTERP, though still there is asm for some things. Unfortunately
the CORE target was removed around b12, and it would be some work to
get it back.
Jonathan Springer |
Reservoir Labs, Inc. | http://www.reservoir.com/
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