Fwd: Minimal Value Types Early Access Binaries are now live...

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 21:19:09 UTC 2017


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From: David Simms <david.simms at oracle.com>
Date: 16 December 2017 at 06:57
Subject: Minimal Value Types Early Access Binaries are now live...
To: valhalla-dev <valhalla-dev at openjdk.java.net>

Just in time for Christmas / New Year,

"Minimal Value Types" Early Access Binaries: http://jdk.java.net/valhalla/

There will be a quite period leading up to the end of the year, where
staffing levels and responsiveness will be low. But by all means, take the
binaries for a spin and raise your issues on this mailing list. New builds
addressing bug fixes and issues will be produced as required, the first one
probably around mid-January.

Keep in mind that "Minimal Value Types" (MVT) is an experiment, much of
external facing for Value Types will be changing. Case in point: "LWorld
prototype - initial brainstorming goals/prototyping steps" [1], shows a
direction whereby Value Types are more compatible with existing bytecodes,
rather the numerous "v-byte-codes" found under the covers of MVT. That
said, much of the internal VM representation, like layout and JIT
scalarization of value types likely remains.

Happy Holidays from Project Valhalla

[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/valhalla-dev/2017-Dec

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