[pypy-dev] Interesting project currently underway: libjit

VanL vlindberg at verio.net
Thu Jul 29 17:29:54 CEST 2004

I just saw this, and thought it might be of interest to this group:

[From http://www.dotgnu.org/]

The libjit <http://www.southern-storm.com.au/libjit.html> 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 proprietary 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 architectures. 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.



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