graal and jdk8
bharadwaj.yadavalli at oracle.com
Thu Feb 14 07:35:58 PST 2013
On 2/13/2013 12:03 PM, Venkatachalam, Vasanth wrote:
> I noticed that I had to use a JDK7 VM to build Graal.
> I wasn't able to build it with JDK8. Is there a workaround for this, or does Graal require a JDK7 host VM?
I am curious as to why Graal *build* needs to be done with JDK8 so that
the resulting Graal compiler would be able to compile Java 8 class
files? I believe Graal sources themselves do not (yet) use Java 8 features.
> If Graal only supports JDK7, are there plans to make it compatible with JDK8?
> We're looking to leverage Graal for the Sumatra project (http://openjdk.java.net/projects/sumatra/)
> This work requires being able to compile JDK8 lambda constructs for the GPU.
However, it appears to me that the need is more for bringing in the
ability to parse and verify Java 8 class files (along with possibly the
support for indy, what else am I missing?) so that the Graal compiler
has the ability to compile Java 8 class files.
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