Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Tue Aug 20 22:55:24 CEST 2002
> > On dinsdag, augustus 20, 2002, at 08:37 , Peter H.M. Brooks wrote:
> > > Why should either back end add limitations?
> > Because e.g. Java doesn't know the concept of pointers, so you can't
> > compile anything that uses pointers.
> True, so code that is produced to run on the interpreter can't use them, but
> that doesn't mean that it can't interact with code that does.
That'll be for speed in 99% of the cases. So then you need a interface to
compiled native code, not a Pascal compiler excrementing Java bytecode.
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