[pypy-dev] The JVM backend and Jython

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 21:57:20 CEST 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Antonio Cuni <anto.cuni at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/03/11 19:37, fwierzbicki at gmail.com wrote:
>> My thoughts here are taking a very primitive step - that is run the
>> JVM translation and look at the generated Java - then see what needs
>> to be modified so that I could use the generated Java parser from
>> Jython. At this stage I would be using PyPy exactly the way I use
>> ANTLR now - as a parser generator. There wouldn't be any need at all
>> for calling into Java code (as far as I can think of).
> yes, I think it makes sense.
> Actually, as Leonardo says we don't generate java code but assembler which is
> converted to .class by jasmin. However, it should not change anything.
>> I think if we
>> Jython developers get some experience with PyPY - we might be able to
>> help with the task of calling into Java from PyPy - since we know a
>> bit about that :)
> that would be extremely cool :-)
> Ok, so if Ademan tells me that he's not going to work on the ootype-virtualref
> branch, I'll try to finish the work so you can start playing with it.

Note to frank: this is kind of cool but only needed for the JIT,
otherwise it's a normal reference.

> ciao,
> Anto
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