Idea how to implement VT/VO compatibility in JVM
maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Thu Jan 22 13:56:35 UTC 2015
On 22/01/15 13:53, Stéphane Épardaud wrote:
> On 01/22/2015 02:49 PM, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
>> On 22/01/15 13:47, Stéphane Épardaud wrote:
>>> On 01/22/2015 02:42 PM, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
>>>> That's mostly where I was trying to get at - bridges are a part of
>>>> your approach - but it seems like some other part is missing in
>>>> order to make the approach consistent.
>>> Well, sure, it requires _some_ support for `instanceof` and the
>>> reflection API to handle this. But the reflection API will already
>>> have to be tweaked for value types, so it's not like it's out of the
>> And checkcast.
>> And arraystore (because of dynamic covariance checks).
> OK, that's true. I already knew I wasn't aware of all the consequences
> of this approach, but we're making progress finding them :) Any others
> you can think of?
You asked for 'holes' - I gave you some :-)
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