generic type support

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Wed Feb 19 21:07:00 GMT 2003


=?iso-8859-1?Q?=D8yvind=5FHarboe?= writes:
 > > The gcj .java front end needs serious work.  Sometimes I 
 > > daydream about somehow using the jikes front end instead; 
 > > that might be the most efficient route to fixing all our bugs :-/
 > 
 > I was surprised to find that GCJ has a frontend at all.
 > 
 > Why? 
 > 
 > It seems like this problem has been thoroughly put to bed by e.g. 
 > Jikes, javac, etc.
 > 
 > Come generics, GCJ would only need to support it at a bytecode level.

I on't know about that.  I would have thought that there are
tremendous opportunities for optimization with the added type
information.

Andrew.



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