Welcome, Maurizio Cimadamore

Jonathan Gibbons Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 7 09:41:52 PST 2007

Compiler folk,

I am delighted to announce that Maurizio Cimadamore has recently  
joined Sun's Language Tools team and will be working on javac. He will  
also be a member of the OpenJDK Compiler Group, so you can expect to  
see and hear more from him here :-)

He comes to us from the University of Bologna, Italy, where he worked  
on the studying language design issues, and reification of generic  
types. To this end, he developed a prototype compiler called EGO  
(based on the research work of Mirko Viroli, his PhD tutor); this  
compiler is an extension of javac allowing generic types to be better  
supported at runtime so that type-dependent operations (such as cast  
and instanceof) can be applied to generic types too without any risk  
of heap pollution. Starting from this work he then developed a  
prototype of a JVM with runtime support for generic types exploiting  
the same reification scheme exploited within the EGO compiler.

-- Jon

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