c/c++ to bytecode

Dalibor Topic robilad@kaffe.org
Thu Sep 21 12:24:00 GMT 2006


Stefan Ulbrich wrote:

> hello,
>
> though c++ being a superset of java, I wonder if it is possible to 
> compile c/c++ code to java bytecode. Is this possible? 


It is possible. An effort to do that for source code was 
http://ovid.tigris.org/Ephedra/ and there is a bunch of links on the 
site that lead further.
Another approach is binary translation to bytecode, like 
nestedvm.ibex.org does it.
Finally, Trent Waddington wrote a jvm backend for gcc, available at 
http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~cristina/uqbt.html#gcc-jvm

cheers,
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