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Re: [DotGNU]Developing a IL -> jvm translator

From: Gopal V
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Developing a IL -> jvm translator
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 10:38:09 +0530
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If memory serves me right, Sylvain Pasche wrote:
> In fact, it differs from what I do because it translates IL -> Java
> language. 

You mean like C# -> Java ? (parse tree level translation ?).

Come to think of it , doesn't the -mjvm option in cscc sound a lot
like this ?. (true , not to Java but to JVM ...)

> One other thing useful with their product is that they have a complete
> implementation of corlib in java (as a single jar). It will simplifiy
> development testing, waiting eventually for a free java mscorlib
> library. 

When (and I mean When) , pnet starts pushing out .class files , we can
compile the current pnetlib directly to a .jar or a set of .class files.
No need to actually rewrite mscorlib in Java :-)

> In fact, wanted to use the "to be written" pnet java
> assembler. As pnet is able to produce java bytecode from C#, I think a
> java assembler would be useful for both the translator and the
> compiler. Here I can help Gopal who is writing one.

I'll be sending you my current code today . I'll be unavailable for the 
next 3 weeks or so ... (atleast for coding :-)

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