[armedbear-devel] Using named classes for primitives

Alessio Stalla alessiostalla at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 21:49:18 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Tobias C. Rittweiler <tcr at freebits.de> wrote:
> Mark Evenson writes:
>> It would be better to have a tool that can grok the Abstract Syntax Tree
>> for Java, transforming that.  [Jackpot][1] should be the kind of tool
>> that would help with this sort of thing,
> By the way, Java6 contains an API to the Java AST:
>  http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/tools/JavaCompiler.html
> At the moment, that's read-only access, but I wouldn't be surprised if
> that restriction will be lifted at some point in future. And we all know
> what this will mean: Java gets macros in disguise. :-)

I believe C# sort of has them already now... ;)

> Combined with invokedynamic, Java6 becomes an even more so interesting
> platform. Perhaps interesting enough to throw out backwards
> compatibility...

I haven't yet understood exactly what invokedynamic is; would it be
helpful for abcl?

More information about the armedbear-devel mailing list