Standalone use of gcj

fernando@lozano.eti.br fernando@lozano.eti.br
Thu Nov 6 14:17:00 GMT 2003


Hi,

>  > In the meantime, being able to use gcj as a pure compiler +
>  > it minimum runtime support (garbage collector, and primordial
>  > loader, I guess) would be a *GREAT* thing.
> 
> No.  The core libraries depend on native methods, and the interface
> between the core classes and these methods is system dependent.  The
> implementation of the core classes and the underlying native code is
> not specified by the Java standard.  However, the VM depends on these
> exact implementation details.

It looks to me he wishes something like IBM Jikes. It is just a compiler,
provides no VM and no standard libraries. Is jikes somewhat tied to Sun JVM and
class libraries?


[]s, Fernando Lozano



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