Updated SoV documents

Tobi Ajila Tobi_Ajila at ca.ibm.com
Wed Apr 1 14:19:58 UTC 2020

Hi Brian

Thanks for the updated SoV docs. In section 4, it mentions:

> In most cases, such as field descriptors and method descriptors, uses of
C.ref is translated as LC$ref;, uses of C.val is translated as QC$val;,

In the LW2 spec the `name_index` in `CONSTANT_Class_info` structures could
refer to "binary class or interface name" as well as "ReferenceType
descriptors" which referenced UTF8s with 'Q' descriptors. In LW2
inline-types were both nullable and null-free so it was necessary to have
ReferenceType descriptors in order make a distinction in
CONSTANT_Class_info structures for things like allocating arrays. With the
new model inline-types can only be null-free, so will the
CONSTANT_Class_info structures be limited to binary class or interface
names? or will ReferenceType descriptors be used for inline-types?


"valhalla-spec-experts" <valhalla-spec-experts-bounces at openjdk.java.net>
wrote on 2020/03/27 03:59:38 PM:

> From: Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com>
> To: valhalla-spec-experts <valhalla-spec-experts at openjdk.java.net>
> Date: 2020/03/27 03:59 PM
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Updated SoV documents
> Sent by: "valhalla-spec-experts" <valhalla-spec-experts-
> bounces at openjdk.java.net>
> I've updated the SoV documents, including the new sections on VM
> model and translation:

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