[kaffe] Documentation

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Mon Nov 24 09:40:03 PST 2003

Ciao Gerlando,

Gerlando Falauto wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I haven't read the list for a few months now, so I don't 
> know if there have been any developments from the documentation front.
> Anyway, my thesis (due in a few days) includes some useful information 
> (well at least I guess it might be useful to other people) about the 
> project, especially the JIT workings. 
> Some of the information might not be 100% percent accurate.
> Although I guess there wouldn't be enough time to make adequate
> corrections to the thesis, I hope some of you (Dalibor? Tim? Jim?) might 
> be willing to give it a read anyway. 

While I'm not very well educated on kaffe's VM core, having just hacked 
on a few bits ocassionally, I'd love to give it a read anyway. ;)

> As far as I'm concerned, I'd like to package some decent reference for
> starters before oblivion comes to me.

Yes, please! That would be very welcome. You should get in touch with 
Jim, who also wants to revamp kaffe's documentation.

> At least to save newbies from the discouragement of an undocumented 
> bulk of
> "about 80,000 lines of platform-independent C code for the core virtual
> machine, 17,000 lines of C and 110,000 lines of Java code for the class
> library, and 34,000 lines of platform-dependent C code distributed among
> 10 different architectures". Well that was 1.0.7, I don't know what's
> changed since then.

It's more than 110,000 lines of java, by now ;)

> Please let me know what you guys think, if I should send a document to the 
> list, and in what format.

It would be best to post a link to the document in PS/PDF format.

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