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Session

Bytecode Translation: From .Net to Parrot

Jonathan Worthington

Track: Programming
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: D135

While virtual machines bring great benefits when it comes to cross platform support, they bring a new problem: inter-VM support. For example, what if you are working in a language that compiles down to Parrot, but want to use a library only available in .Net?

In this talk I will look at a number of ways to approach the virtual machine interoperability problem. I will then look at the path I explored in detail—bytecode translation—both in terms of why it's a good approach and what implementation challenges it raised.

Finally, I will present the progress of the work so far in terms of completeness and performance.