‹Programming› 2019
Mon 1 - Thu 4 April 2019 Genoa, Italy
Tue 2 Apr 2019 11:00 - 11:30 at Michelangelo - Implementation Aspects Chair(s): Edd Barrett

Language implementation frameworks such as RPython or Truffle help to build runtimes for dynamic languages. For this, they make certain design decisions and trade-offs upfront to make common language concepts easy to implement. Because of this, however, some language-specific concepts may be rather tedious to support, especially the modification of activation records. For example, Smalltalk provides reification of activations through context objects. Since they are used to implement other mechanisms such as exception handling on the language level, contexts need to be entirely supported by the underlying runtime. We present an approach for efficiently implementing Smalltalk context objects in frameworks that do not support unrestricted modification of activation records.

Tue 2 Apr
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11:00 - 12:30: Implementation AspectsMoreVMs at Michelangelo
Chair(s): Edd BarrettKing's College London
11:00 - 11:30
Efficient Implementation of Smalltalk Activation Records in Language Implementation Frameworks
Fabio NiephausHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Tim FelgentreffOracle Labs, Potsdam, Tobias PapeHasso Plattner Institute, Germany, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
DOI Pre-print
11:30 - 12:00
Optimization Coaching for Fork/Join Applications on the Java Virtual Machine
Eduardo RosalesUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland, Andrea RosàUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland, Walter BinderUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland
12:00 - 12:30
To expose, or not to expose, hardware heterogeneity to runtimes!
Shoaib AkramGhent University