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RE: [DotGNU]New project announcement - libjit

From: Thong (Tum) Nguyen
Subject: RE: [DotGNU]New project announcement - libjit
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:29:39 +1200

I just finished reading through the documentation and I must say it's hard
to contain my excitement.  The API is amazingly well designed (as usual), is
easy to use (as usual) and AFAIK is a unique approach (as usual).

This, once again, highlights the reason why you the living and breathing
heart and brain of DOTGNU :-).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rhys Weatherley [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Saturday, 24 April 2004 11:19 p.m.
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [DotGNU]New project announcement - libjit
> Hi all,
> While on sabbatical from pnet, I've been coding feverishly on a new
> project
> under the DotGNU banner called "libjit" (and you thought that I was taking
> things easy :-) ).
> The libjit library implements Just-In-Time compilation functionality.
> Unlike
> other JIT's, this one is designed to be independent of any particular
> virtual
> machine bytecode format or language. The hope is that Free Software
> projects
> can get a leg-up on proprietry VM vendors by using this library rather
> than
> spending large amounts of time writing their own JIT from scratch.
> This JIT is also designed to be portable to multiple archictures. If you
> run
> libjit on a machine for which a native code generator is not yet
> available,
> then libjit will fall back to interpreting the code. This way, you don't
> need
> to write your own interpreter for your bytecode format if you don't want
> to.
> The development page on my Web site is now live, with a preliminary
> version
> that you can download and play with.  I'm still about a week or two away
> from
> running real code, but wanted to release this early look so that people
> can
> start helping out with new backends, optimizers, and any other cool ideas
> that you can think of.
> Norbert has created a new mailing list called "libjit-
> address@hidden"
> for discussing the development of this new project.  Right now it is
> independent of pnet (that's the point), but we'll eventually modify pnet
> to
> use it for JIT'ing.
> Cheers,
> Rhys.
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