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Monthly Archives: December 2004

Lots more gcjx hacking

I’ve been doing a lot more gcjx hacking over break. It is now down to around 180 Jacks failures (still some definite assignment stuff to clean up). I’ve been compiling Classpath using it quite regularly, and finally checked in a Classpath build patch to make it simple to try this out. My kind-of-wacky plan of […]

gcjx bug fixing

I went through gcc bugzilla and counted PRs that are fixed by gcjx. I came up with 72, though a few of those are maybes. Chances are, if you have found a front end bug in gcj, it is already fixed in gcjx. This weekend I also changed gcjx to optionally run the bytecode verifier […]

gcjx update

Annotations basically work, reading 1.5 class files (i.e., Signature parsing) works, annotations are generated in the bytecode output, and SuppressWarnings mostly works. That’s a lot for the last couple of weeks. Elliott Hughes has been doing some profiling to find out why gcjx is slow. It looks like there are some relatively simple ways to […]

Ocean’s 12

First, what’s up with the remake fever Hollywood seems to have caught? They’ve remade everything except Zardoz and My Dinner With Andre. Ocean’s 12 was ok, though in place of old-style slick and cool they decided to substitute dialog that ends mid-sentence. That’s not great… and then the zooming around in time didn’t work so […]


I must be the last person around to see this movie, because whenever I tell people about it they just nod and agree that it was really great. Plot-wise it is pretty basic, about a blind samurai who is reminiscent of characters Eastwood played in spaghetti westerns. It is a little gory, but the blood […]

San Francisco

I just got back from a short vacation in San Francisco, visiting an old friend of Elyn’s. We did a lot of walking. I seem to mostly go on vacations that drain me more than they refresh; San Francisco is so visually stimulating and interesting architecturally that I spent most of my time silently gawking. […]


I was looking through the gcjx to-do list this weekend and I realized that it is far enough along to enumerate the remaining projects that are bigger than a simple bug fix: Parsing Signature attributes when reading class files Semantic analysis for generic methods Some bytecode generation work for attributes and generics (for generics the […]

Fedora Core 4

One of the things we talked about at the summit was what to about Java programs in Fedora Core. People seemed pretty gung ho about work in this area. Two concrete things to come out of this: we’d like to get gcj-eclipse into FC4 (an unofficial “we”, hopefully RH will come along), and, if we […]