Re: How to translate a language that runs on JVM?

glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
12 Jan 2005 22:55:44 -0500

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From: glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 12 Jan 2005 22:55:44 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-01-012 05-01-025
Keywords: Java, translator

Paul Cager wrote:
(snip)


> I would say it is generally better to translate to Java code and let a
> Java compiler translate that to Bytecode. Although Bytecode is fairly
> user-friendly, generating it still involves a lot of unrewarding
> tedium. Let the Java compiler do that for you, leaving you to
> concentrate on your own translator.


I agree, assuming the language allows it. There are some useful
things that you can do in JVM but not in Java.


I am told there is a COBOL compiler generating either Java or JVM, but
I don't know which. That might make an interesting comparison.


-- glen


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