Welcome, Maurizio Cimadamore

Janet Koenig Janet.Koenig at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 7 10:48:48 PST 2007

Welcome Maurizio!  It's great to have you on board!  And I'm sure the 
Dublin guys will take good care of you until we can get you over here w/ 
the rest of the compiler team in the Bay Area.

Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> 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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