Can we also get some feedback on specialization, please?

Ivan St. Ivanov ivan.st.ivanov at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 20:21:02 UTC 2015


Hi folks,

We, from the Bulgarian JUG are also planning to do a hackathon on this.
Most probably it will be on January 29th (just before FOSDEM). We'll update
the VMs we already have and will also, as usual, write some blogs.

As I am taking care of presenting this to my fellows here in Bulgaria and
as I am poorly prepared in the language and type theory, would you please
tell me where can I read more what is a compiler fiction, specialization vs
erasure vs reification and all the things that are discussed in the various
thread an in the state of specialization paper? Sorry for the stupid
question, but I really want to get my folks here (including myself) up to
speed.

Thanks,
Ivan

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> On 6 January 2015 at 00:19, Richard Warburton <richard.warburton at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Brian,
> >
> > It should cover all the conversions outlined in the latest SotS.  There
> are
> > > a few known things that don't work quite right yet, things like:
> > >
> > >  - Nonstatic inner classes and local classes (we're close on this,
> > though)
> > >  - super-calls inside generic methods
> > >
> > > But, it should be enough to write an ArrayList-like class that is
> generic
> > > in any-T.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > To run it, just clone and build the valhalla repo (make images), and use
> > > that as your JDK.
> > >
> >
> > Unless I really need sleep (it is after midnight here) there are no links
> > from the project home page (http://openjdk.java.net/projects/valhalla/)
> to
> > the source repositories (http://hg.openjdk.java.net/valhalla). I imagine
> > this might cause confusion for casual users who don't know the mapping
> > between project names and repo urls and it would be nice to add it. Or
> even
> > link to http://hg.openjdk.java.net/valhalla/valhalla - since that's what
> > they'll need to hg clone.
> >
>
> To this point I'd like to submit a 'patch' to the website page - is there a
> source file for the web page somewhere that I can create a patch against?
>
> Cheers,
> Martijn
>
>
> >
> > regards,
> >
> >   Richard Warburton
> >
> >   http://insightfullogic.com
> >   @RichardWarburto <http://twitter.com/richardwarburto>
> >
>


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