lambda support for Graal
christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Wed Apr 3 17:00:49 PDT 2013
On Apr 3, 2013, at 1:42 PM, Doug Simon @ Oracle <doug.simon at oracle.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2013, at 10:15 PM, "Venkatachalam, Vasanth" <Vasanth.Venkatachalam at amd.com> wrote:
>> Can someone explain what the plans for adding support to compile JDK8 lambda expressions?
> We have no current plans for adding this support. As far as I am aware, we have not yet looked into what compiler support is needed for lambda expressions. Is it only a matter of supporting invokedynamic and MethodHandles?
I'm going to work on this. Next week I have a call with Thomas to figure out what is required.
>> We'll need this functionality soon for the work we're doing, namely generating HSAIL for parallelizable Java code marked with lambdas.
> How does this marking show up in the class file/bytecode? It may be possible to do some kind of pattern matching.
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