[Mono-list] Re: x86 JIT

Jay Freeman (saurik) saurik@saurik.com
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 15:17:30 -0500


I totally agree with this.  I've been advocating this for months now :-).

- Back in March on my net-tech mailing list (which Miguel was a member of),
cross-posted to the Portable.NET mailing list:  ( original message about
it: ) http://lists.saurik.net/message.xsp?id=62 .
- In recent conversations with Miguel when he was working on the release
documentation last week where I outlined all of the reasons I could think of
why it wouldn't be a good idea and why those reasons don't actually apply
(as no one has been giving me any good reasons other than wanting to write
it themselves for whatever reason).
- On Slashdot: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=01/07/05/205203&cid=217
on one of the Mono related articles.

Jay Freeman (saurik)

Original message (never got recieved, though... copied out of archive):

Oh, sorry I forgot to put this in my last message. If you really are
interested in focusing on Linux x86, rather than using a gcc backend, I
would HIGHLY recommend a look at Intel's Open Research Platform (ORP)
JIT for Java.  It's clean, well-designed, and basically under an
Apache-style license: http://www.intel.com/research/mrl/orp/.
  Very nice code, several different garbage collectors, etc.