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.


Instead of having OpAllocObject and the method invocation translators (the macro creators), I can just have a generic method obtaining and creating the macro information for those operations. This way, the way calls are done is less duplicated among all of the architectures and is more cleanly placed. Doing as such should reduce bloat and copied code among all implemented architectures.


Swizzle meta must become an actual sub, since it could be embedded.


Swizzle would also probably be best manually specified rather than having it auto as it makes macro usage easier.


An added type enumeration would be extra handy for step handling as I can use a switch rather than a complex set of if on class instance types.


So what I need now is to determine how the actual calls are going to be done. I will need some way to access the table for an object so that a method may be invoked. Perhaps I can have two areas. The static class area which contains the method data and such (can be in ROM). Then there will be the dynamic linkage area which points to the base of that data and then consists of linked table entries for all the needed addresses. The classes which objects will will the point to that data. The table will need classes and interfaces however, and it needs to be stacked in a way where superclasses can have their methods called as needed.