Re: anyone interested in decompilation

Chris Dollin <chris.dollin@hp.com>
12 Aug 2006 13:07:45 -0400

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From: Chris Dollin <chris.dollin@hp.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 12 Aug 2006 13:07:45 -0400
Organization: HP labs, Bristol
References: <1154507032.629515.108580@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com> 06-08-017 06-08-037 06-08-047
Keywords: disassemble

Juergen Kahrs wrote:


> JVM is also different in that it doesnt know the concept
> of a pointer.


This is a pet hate of mine: the JVM /does/ "know the concept of a
pointer". You can hardly move in the JVM without using pointers, since
they're the only way of handling arrays or instances of class types.


What the JVM lacks is a notion of /pointer arithmetic/.


[It's handy to use `reference` to mean `pointer without
  arithmetic opportunities`, but then C++ uses it for
  something else, not unrelated, again ...]


--
Chris "don't start me on the Razor" Dollin
Meaning precedes definition.


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