Thanks Oti. I blogged about it today at http://www.pushtotest.com/
thecohenblog/dynamic-scripting-on-java-moves-forward. Also there is a
good discussion at http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?
On Oct 18, 2007, at 12:29 AM, Oti wrote:
> Hi all,
> just as an information for those who are interested but not on the JSR
> 292 mailing list.
> best wishes,
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John Rose <John.Rose@...>
> Date: Oct 18, 2007 9:22 AM
> Subject: JSR 292 EG meeting summary
> To: JSR-292-OBSERVERS@...
> Hello, JSR 292 observers.
> The Expert Group has been quietly considering designs for an
> "invokedynamic" instruction for about 3 months.
> Yesterday (10/17/2007) we had a "kickoff" meeting to discuss our next
> Here are some highlights from that meeting:
> * We are making significant changes to the JVM instruction
> * The occasion for this is a crop of new dynamic languages. There
> are business reasons for the JVM to support these languages.
> * Liz Kiener of the JCP.org PMO introduced us to the Java Community
> Process (JCP).
> * EG consensus: We want public review early. This means producing
> an EDR (early draft review required by JCP).
> * To make the current Proof of Concept design public, we need to pass
> the "red face test". That is, the design shows a direction that we
> as an EG think is worth explaining and improving. Since this is not
> a voting milestone, the EDR spec. can be incomplete and have
> unresolved issues.
> * The original JSR 292 language includes not only invokedynamic but
> also some sort of class modification or extension. Based on recent
> experience, what's needed beyond invokedynamic is probably some sort
> of lightweight behavioral extension (method handles, autonomous
> methods, etc.). Further discussion is required.
> * An OpenJDK open source sub-project is going to help create the RI
> (reference implementation required by JCP) for JSR 292.
> * This project (the MLVM) is likely to include other changes, and it
> is up to our EG which changes we think are ready to standardize and
> which to push off to MR (maint. rel.) or another JSR.
> * We should use jvm-languages@... as a sort of early
> comment source, to help us shape our work.
> * We will continue to work on EDR readiness and meet again soon.
> Best regards,
> -- John Rose
> Chair, JSR 292 http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=292
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