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Re: [DotGNU]Java assembler

From: Gopal V
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Java assembler
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 09:59:07 +0530
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If memory serves me right, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> "--format jar" or "--format class" can be used to select the
> output format.

/me would like an uncompressed .jar as the default output (with a
nice SHA signed manifest ?)

> > About the java assembly process. Should it create metadata for the
> > methods in the same way such as il methods, and then use a metadata
> > writer which will ouput Constant pool for each classes
> > (meta_java_writer.c or alike ) ?

Well we need to manage a java_writer.c to handle the meta data (which is
the Constant Pool and the Exception,Code attributes) .

> Gopal started work on this a while ago, but became busy
> with other things.  He can probably send you the code if
> you wish to pursue this.

Where I gave up was at the signature conversion .... ie ILType
to a Java signature .. And the name conversion .

The rest of the constant pool stuff is easy ... :-) 

> (nested classes may need a little more work).


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