[self-interest] Re: JSelf future

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Feb 17 23:22:45 UTC 2000

Vincent wrote:
> I recently implemented Morphic (well not exactly, but something very very
> similar) in Java. I had to use a lot of dirty tricks to get the required
> performance, although I must admit that with Hotspot (how ironic, that so many
> ideas came from Self, and yet Self was displaced by Java)  on NT it really
> flies. I would have grave misgivings about implementing Self on Java. BTW, when
> you say implementing Self on Java, do you mean Self in Java or Self on top of a
> Java VM ?

I could be wrong, but I think that the current version of JSelf is an
interpreter written in Java but that there were plans for a future version that
would compile Self to the Java VM bytecodes.

-- Jecel

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