2014-01-06 20:47:59 UTC
based on two new JVM technologies being researched by Oracle Labs. Itâs
called the Truffle backend as it uses a framework for implementing
languages called Truffle, and is designed to work with a new JVM JIT
compiler called Graal. Documentation linked below gives the technical
details and pointers to more information, but in general the goal is that
the Truffle backend is significantly faster and simpler than the current
backends as it uses a more expressive interface to the JVM than is possible
by emitting bytecode.
Weâve been talking to Charlie Nutter and Thomas Enebo about this work for
some time now, and weâre creating this new branch after theyâve told us
that itâs welcome in the repository.
The code is in a branch called âtruffleâ -
There is a blog post with more general background information at
there is a wiki page with some details of how to get started with the code
Iâm Chris Seaton - I work for Oracle Labs part-time alongside my PhD at the
University of Manchester in the UK. Iâm now going to be working on the
Truffle backend within JRuby, so you can consider me a new paid contributor
to JRuby! I hope to be a valuable member of the community, so please feel
more than free to get in touch with me.