[Mono-list] could mono become a hybrid cil/java platform?

Brad Wilson dotnetguy@pobox.com
Tue, 28 May 2002 05:49:19 -0600

Norbert Frese wrote:

> would it be hard to make the mono-jit a hybrid platform which
> runs both cil-bytecode and java classfiles (without prior java-bytecode to 
> cil translation)? if you put so much energy into creating a fast JIT, why 
> not use it for java as well?

The vast majority of the work would not be in JITting the bytecode, but in
writing the class libraries (and ensuring exact behavior). Since Sun gives
away JVMs for just about any OS you could want, I'm not sure what the
benefit here is. Any way I stack it up in my mind, there are significant
disadvantages and only minor advantages.


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