Initial SPARC compilation test

Doug Simon doug.simon at
Sat May 25 02:54:34 PDT 2013

Hi Morris, Christian,

Why is the SPARC assembler constructed as a set of classes, one for each instruction as opposed to a single assembler class with a bunch of methods (like AMD64Assembler)? I trust that escape analysis does the right thing so there's no overhead for the object construction but I don't see any real advantages to doing it this way. It's strange to have a constructor with a side effect. And of course, it means we need to suppress the Eclipse warnings somehow.


On May 25, 2013, at 5:24 AM, Morris Meyer <morris.meyer at> wrote:

> I just pushed the initial SPARC compilation test for Graal.
> ./ --vm server unittest BasicSPARCTest
> will get you started.
>        --mm

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