DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


Now that I am awake, I shall begin work.


A message that can be thrown would be useful as it would reduce complications especially if errors are fatal anyway.


Being an exception it is possible for it to get a stack trace which could be very handly in compiler dev. That is, if stack traces on new exceptions are valid.


I am going to need a locator for symbols because much of the compilation stuff is going to rely on the information that may be in external objects and such.


For the language translation matrix I can do something very similar to the toolbox tasks except oriented for language translation. Also the throwing of error messages rather than just throwing is quite lean.


Had this idea of how I can break the rules of Java class files to save some potential space in the event that I would want to make the kernel as small as possible to say fit on a Z8 Encore. I could mark some classes and strings to not be included, or automatically determine things. Anything to make the code run the same but at a slight verbosity cost. Stuff like localization would be stripped down and that message system I currently have (although on such a microcontroller it is doubtful the compiler would be included) would just print the 8 letter codes that I currently use.


Actually, for my beacon code I should just make a class which represents an abstract path of sorts, being just an array. The FileBeacon and MemoryBeacon code will just be throwing the pathparts away anyway. This would save code space and remove duplicate path extraction stuff.


Using PathForm will actually make implementing WrapBeacon easier if I ever do get to such things.