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Re: [DotGNU]GNU Lightening

From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]GNU Lightening
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 13:06:36 +1000

Norbert Bollow wrote:

> Rhys, what do you think?  (Are you planning to build a JITer for
> Portable.NET?  Is my understanding correct that currently you
> convert to your CVM bytecode and then interpret that?)

I probably will investigate a JIT at some point, but there
are lots of other problems to solve first.  99% of the effort
involved in building a CLR is in the system library, garbage
collector, threading system, etc, not in the core engine.

All those things will be the same for a JIT.  So, building an
interpreter first gives me a test bed to get this stuff right
before I make the process even more complex by trying to
generate and run native code.  When I do get around to a
JIT, I will certainly investigate GNU Lightning.

I will post a separate message on how CVM works, and
where I have left holes in the engine for a JIT.



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