gcj and jikes

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Tue May 6 13:17:00 GMT 2003


Cedric Berger writes:
 > Per Bothner wrote:
 > 
 > > That is not what my concern is.  My question is: are there or are
 > > there likely to be any other Free Java compilers besides Jikes that
 > > are likey to have/get better support for the new features?
 > 
 > Maybee a stupid question, but why not using classfile format as the
 > communication protocol between the frontend and GCJ backend?

We can (and indeed do) do this.  However, the classfile format makes
it harder to generate good code.  In particular, we'd have to reverse
engineer type info for generics.

Andrew.



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