Special ASM branches named valhalla

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Thu Jul 24 22:28:27 UTC 2014

On Jul 24, 2014, at 3:23 PM, Remi Forax <forax at univ-mlv.fr> wrote:

> I want to change the name of a method,
> I should not need to fold and unfold an unerased type.

I agree, which is why I think we should replace CONSTANT_Utf8 and/or CONSTANT_Class constants by structured CONSTANT_Signature constants.  They can remain opaque and "all folded up" to most visitors.  The net impact on constant pool parsing is probably positive, since the overall byte-size of the CP will go down due to structure sharing.

— John

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