[armedbear-devel] Some thoughts on classloaders, ...

Matthew D. Swank akopa at charter.net
Tue Sep 22 06:22:55 UTC 2009

On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 22:58:25 -0700
don-sourceforge-xxz at isis.cs3-inc.com (Don Cohen) wrote:

> Matthew D. Swank writes:
>  > If you are compiling code to the JVM where would the code go but
>  > in a method?  If you are defining a method, where would you put it
>  > but in a class.  
> I don't know what you mean by compiling code "to the jvm".

Well in the context of abcl, a Common Lisp implementation that
_targets_ the JVM, perhaps we could have a more fruitful discussion if
you focus on what jvm bytecodes represent:

No matter how you are interacting with a class loader, no matter what
the concrete representation of the byte code is in the compiler
implementation, when it's loaded, when java sees it, it's all classes
and methods. 

It's not clisp bytecode, it's not p-code, it's not even Squeak s-code
(though that's probably closer), it's Java. That means the issues are
very concrete: how is it possible to make compiled classes available to
the JVM (presumably w/o using the file system).


"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to
your grandmother." -- Albert Einstein.

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