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Re: [DotGNU]JScript implementation

From: James Michael DuPont
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]JScript implementation
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 13:46:44 -0800 (PST)

you rock!

Keep up the good work.

Do you suppport dom? I think there are lots of tests out there. In fact
millions of test pages.... 

Anyway, looking forward to testing this.


--- Rhys Weatherley <address@hidden> wrote:
> There's been a bit of interest in JScript implementations lately and
> so it is 
> probably time that I revealed this.  Those of you who frequent
> #dotgnu will 
> have seen me mention my "secret project" a couple of times over the
> last 
> couple of weeks.
> Here is an initial preview of what I'm working on.  I haven't checked
> it into 
> the pnetlib CVS tree yet because I don't want to mess up the 0.5.0
> release 
> with such a big chunk of unfinished code.
> The Vsa support code, parser, and basic classes (Object and Function)
> are 
> mostly there (lots of TODO's though!), and I should get evaluation in
> place 
> tonight or tomorrow sometime (assuming I don't get a flood of pnet
> bugs to 
> fix in the meantime :-) ).
> The API's are designed to be compatible with Microsoft.JScript from
> the ground 
> up.  Because we don't have Reflection.Emit yet, I'm doing a
> tree-based 
> evaluator, using treecc to do the heavy lifting on the nodes and
> operations.  
> It should be relatively trivial to add a "GenerateIL" treecc node
> operation 
> once Relfection.Emit has been implemented (volunteers needed to do
> Emit!).
> I'm also trying to "fix" the API's a little.  Microsoft's
> implementation gets 
> a little wobbly if you try to create more than one JScript engine
> instance 
> per process.  Multiple instances are a must for server code.  So,
> I've been 
> working hard to make ours re-entrant.
> The license, as with all components in pnetlib is "GPL plus linking 
> exception".  This will allow it to be used to host commercial JScript
> apps, 
> but won't allow the code to be hijacked by proprietry interests.
> Cheers,
> Rhys.
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James Michael DuPont

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