[Pharo-project] Meanwhile, at another vm

Michael Haupt mhaupt at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 10:13:26 CEST 2011


Dave,

On 13 April 2011 23:06, Dave Mason <dmason at mason-rose.ca> wrote:
> From:
>        http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=292
>
> "We will also investigate support for hotswapping, the capability to modify the structure of classes at run time."
>
> So, yes, they planned to "investigate" a version of become:
>
> The DaVinci Machine
>
>        http://openjdk.java.net/projects/mlvm/
>
> has an implementation:
>
>        http://wiki.jvmlangsummit.com/images/4/41/DaVinciMachineTalk.pdf

I'm puzzled; where is #become: mentioned as being implemented in that
talk? It's mostly about INVOKEDYNAMIC, which is an entirely different
thing. (They mention HotSwap on one slide, but that, as I wrote, has
been around since 1.4, and is also not really #become:.)

Best,

Michael



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