Supporting dynamic languages on the Java virtual machine

@inproceedings{Shivers1996SupportingDL,
  title={Supporting dynamic languages on the Java virtual machine},
  author={Olin Shivers},
  year={1996}
}
In this note, I propose two extensions to the Java virtual machine ( or VM) to allow dynamic languages such as Dylan, Scheme and Smalltalk to be efficiently implemented on the VM. These extensions do not affect the performance of pure Java programs on the machine. The first extension al lows for efficient encoding of dynamic data; the second allows for… CONTINUE READING