It’s been a while since I last wrote here. In the meantime I’ve
been to FOSDEM, a very cool
experience. I met many of the Free Java hackers and had many
interesting conversations. In many ways it felt like I was with “my
people”, something that doesn’t happen too often.
gcjx is coming
along. It can now correctly parse and analyze
java.lang.Object. This is more impressive than it
sounds; in order to do this we must parse and analyze 426 other
classes as well. Yes, the Java class library is that
Yesterday Michael Koch pointed out some more bugs in gcjx though.
A crash, plus the test he tried, on my machine, shows a serious name
lookup bug. Whoops. At the moment I’m sort of fixing bugs with one
hand and writing new code with the other; my laptop has most of a
major change to make the bytecode generator actually compile. So,
we’re pretty close to getting our first