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RE: Classpath build process and VM-specific issues

From: Jeroen Frijters
Subject: RE: Classpath build process and VM-specific issues
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 19:36:27 +0200

Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 21:50, Jeroen Frijters wrote:
> > David Lichteblau wrote:
> > > BTW, on the topic of VM* classes: Has there been agreement on
> > > java.lang.VMClass?  The proposal was to make its methods 
> static (and
> > > possibly add an "Object vmdata" field to java.lang.Class instead).
> > 
> > I don't think anybody objected to this proposal. I'd 
> definitely would
> > like the vmdata field though.
> I would like the vmdata field type then to be VMClass not Object.

IIRC you are the only one to voice this request. I would like it to be
of type Object and I think Jikes RVM as well.

> So if I remember the discussion correctly the idea then is to not call
> the methods on the VMClass object but on static VMClass methods. Do
> these methods then get as parameter the Class object itself or the
> vmdata object?

We would pass the Class instance, that way people who don't want to use
the vmdata instance, can do so.

> And more importantly, who wants to prototype this so we can 
> have a real discussion about implementation issues?

I'll see if I can find the time tomorrow.


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