Sunday, August 05, 2007

Widening the JVM Languages Group: We Need You!

We need diversity in the JVM Languages group, and it's been brought to my attention that some popular/key/interesting languages may not have representation. So we need to change that.

If you are interested in the future of non-Java languages on the JVM, you should be on this list. Yes, we talk about a lot of JVM language implementation challenges, we discuss compilers and stack frames and call-site optimizations, but we also talk about features peripheral to language implementation like package indexing and retrofitting Java 5+ code. We need your help.

Once you've joined, or if you're already member, you have a second task

I respectfully request that each of you search out one individual you think would be interested in the list and try to get them involved. Toss them a quick email, invite them to describe their project or language or implementation to us, and promise them they're joining a very interesting and entertaining community. History will thank you, and so will I.


Beb said...

I'm curious, do you ever talk with Rhino developers? JavaScript is another language I'd like to see running as fast as possible, and the fairly heated discussion on Chris Oliver's blog ( shows there is some interest in that area.

Charles Oliver Nutter said...

Absolutely, and a couple are in the group now. We're definitely taking a holistic approach to language discussions and support.

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