[Newbies] Re: squeak and the jvm
Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Nov 8 16:38:14 UTC 2006
if by "more message oriented opcode" you mean Gilad Bracha's Invokedynamic
this is not sufficient for full Smalltalk/Squeak. Though it may be
sufficient for scripting languages (languages in which, usually, types are
unknown at compile-time).
What is also needed is full "hotswapping"
and support for Smalltalk's #become: ...
But, perhaps, you had something else in mind?
On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 16:55:50 +0100, Michael Kohout wrote:
> I suppose this is more of a pie in the sky type question, but with the
> changes coming to the Java virtual machine in version 7, where the jvm
> itself provides a more message oriented opcode, has any consideration
> gone into perhaps porting squeak to run on the jvm?
> I'm aware of talks2 but it seems as if development on that
> effort(based on the public releases/news) is at a standstill.
> Mike Kohout
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