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.
I just hope this does not turn into one of those story endings. "And all he ever did was kept rewriting his class code".
Well, I do not believe so. The new class loading code is much leaner and simpler than the old one. And the new Java decompiler is slowly being worked on when the class loader does not throw a TODO.
However, today is a real life day and I must do that.
One idea I have for testing things and figuring out how to better support hardware is to create an emulator which can run another OS on a target. Then by working on the emulator I can figure out how the hardware works with the OS so that systems are better supported. It would not be a super fast thing with recompilation, just interpretive emulation only. Although it is slower it is a bit more precise as there is no compiler in the middle. I could also make a cycle accurate emulator with replays and recording so a session can still be run based on input events. Well possibly not cycle accurate but enough so a run through can be replayed where it works every time assuming the same inputs. It might be best to use it on more exotic hardware. But the main thing is to know how the instructions are executed so that the dynamic recompiler code is able to be fixed and such.