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RE: initialization

From: Cierniak, Michal
Subject: RE: initialization
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 00:25:24 -0700

I believe that ORP is following the specification too.  The function
class_initialize1 (in common/base/orp.cpp) implements the 11 steps described
in 2.17.5 (we even have comments identifying each of the 11 steps).

Preloading does not initialize a class but it does prepare it (see JVMS

Having said that, I'd like to point out that ORP treats standard libraries
in a special way.  Preloading of commonly used classes is one example.
There are other cases when ORP does something special for built-in
functionality, for instance the O3 JIT treats some methods (e.g.,
java.lang.Math.sqrt) as intrinsics and inlines them ignoring the
implementation provided by Classpath.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Jones [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 4:17 PM
> To: GNU Classpath
> Subject: initialization
> So I guess the question on my mind is whether any free JVM implements
> the detailed procedure for initialization outlined in 2.17.5 of the
> Java Virtual Machine Specification Second Edition.  ORP seems to try
> to preload various classes directly rather than through the normal
> loading of the class with a main() and the preload I think involves
> initialization but I need to check that.
> Brian
> -- 
> Brian Jones <address@hidden>

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