Coin Considerations

Stefan Schulz schulz at
Sat Mar 14 09:30:59 PDT 2009

Stephen Colebourne schrieb:
 > Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
 >  > - factory interfaces (an interface to describe constructors and
 >  > static methods). I've got a simple way to do it, but I don't think
 >  > its simple enough for coin.

I'd be interested in the "simple way". Is there anything for reading? :)

 > See static implements. And yes, its a great
 > idea, but too complex for Coin.

I must admit that I didn't get very far with the prototype, not having 
the time to dwelve deep into the compiler. It further requires some 
additional information to be put into class files, hence, it might 
easily be out of scope for Coin. (In the prototype, I made use of the 
attributes section of a class description to not have to change the 
class file format. It would at least require a change in the VM 
specification wrt. the new attribute, I guess. And there are lots of 
issues to solve wrt. Generics in static interfaces, some of which I 
named in my blog.)


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