Can we also get some feedback on specialization, please?

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 21:04:07 UTC 2015


Hi Ivan,

To be honest, it's probably a bit early for your group to jump in for
valhalla-dev related sessions. FWIW - In London we're really only going to
involve the couple of people who are already on this list and understand
the fundamentals of the proposal.

Cheers,
Martijn

On 7 January 2015 at 20:21, Ivan St. Ivanov <ivan.st.ivanov at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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