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

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr at integrable-solutions.net
Tue Sep 22 09:11:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Don Cohen
<don-sourceforge-xxz at isis.cs3-inc.com> wrote:
> Matthew D. Swank writes:
>  > 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:
>  > http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jvms/second_edition/html/VMSpecTOC.doc.html.
>  >
>  > No matter how you are interacting with a class loader, no matter what
> I don't understand why you have to interact with a class loader in
> order to create a compiled function.
> Perhaps you're saying that the only way to create executable code in
> JVM is via the class loader.  In other words that JVM does not support
> methods that make a compiled function object out of a byte vector, and
> doesn't even give you any way to build such a thing.  I've looked at
> the jvm spec a little, but it takes a lot of searching and analysis to
> know for sure that something like this CANNOT be done.

Maybe you would have an easier time showing it CAN be done by
providing a implementation in the context of ABCL?

-- Gaby

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