Christian Thalinger twisti at
Wed Aug 8 11:59:43 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 18:57 -0700, Ted Neward wrote:
> Lest there be any doubt, I'm in favor of a longer-term strategy, such
> as Volker's #2 option below, that both makes it easier for people to
> build the disassembler and for Sun (and later the OpenJDK community)
> to maintain the disassembler. Having said that, though, I'm also in
> favor of getting something into the build stream sooner rather than
> later, and if #1 is what's necessary to make that happen, then I'd see
> it as a step forward, even if (hopefully) it's only an interim step.
> Having said that, I've never built a disassembler, and I'm only
> marginally aware of what "building against the binutils" means. Can
> somebody give me some resources on what this would look like? (I'm
> curious not just from a "building one for Java" perspective, but also
> just a generalized "how does the whole thing work" perspective.)

It should not be that hard to link against binutils.  We do that for
CACAO since a long time and one of our developers got HotSpot working
with a recent binutils version in November, IIRC 2 days after HotSpot
was released.

You can take a look at our code, it's very simple.

- twisti

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