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.


The generated code which I make I am not really able to test at all. I will have to make some kind of emulator to test running operations and such to make sure that things are somewhat correct. I would also have to verify that the emulator executes correctly however. An automated test suite can do that however. This could find flaws in the Java dynarec, the emulator, and the class library. PowerPC is a bit complex however. Suppose I will just have to trod through it. A testing emulator does not have to be fast however, just instructionally accurate. Might need some cache emulation also possibly although that can get messy. The only real way to reduce errors being encountered is very defensive programming.


Well right now I am just translating a single very blank method. It is essentially just new and invokespecial for the most part. After that the methods should end. I can just build up from that and such. Defensive coding can work out and prevent some things (think of asserts except not toggled off).


Actually it appears defensive programming is the wrong term than what I mean it for. It appears defensive programming is hide as many errors and handle bad situations as much as possible. Which is rather horrible. I suppose that I am instead Fail Fast, since if something is wrong it is considered failure.


The later bootstraps are lacking main, they will need main so they can be started directly.


I see setAccessible() as one giant security flaw. Also file sees my GPLv3 license text as Pascal source code.