Some questions about Spoon

Craig Latta craig at
Sat Aug 12 19:50:02 UTC 2006

Hi Marcus--

> Will [imprinting unit tests] work with the non-VM, but quite deep
> image-level changes that we have seen in 3.8/3.9?

     Yes, I believe so. Imprinting is extremely powerful. Compiled
methods (in particular, their literals) are transferred accurately as
they are run. I have successfully imprinted the exception-handling
support, as well as the ClassBuilder. I think those are very compelling

> Spoon may change the game so much that it's indeed doable...

     I think that's a good way of putting it.



Craig Latta

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