So I made my own grep script which uses a web interface request to get every single artifact that exists. Then for every artifact that is a file it will cat its contents and then search within it to see what it contains. This will be handy right now because I need to find some old code. Normally I would use the file list, but with so many revisions it is near impossible to find. There is a slow initial start because the request needs to be generated but so far in tests it has worked well.


The stack map parser is a bit ugly, but it works. Now to continue into the interpreter. Basically I will need to have some basic state verification but have the code able to be ran in a way where it can be used by the verifier, the JIT for code transformation, and as an actual interpreter.


Technically though that is not the case, the interpreter will not be using it to execute the code directly at all. The interpreter as I have planned will be generating a ROM from the verified byte code, which is then executed. So pretty much since the later stages will use the interpreted code a bit the same way, I could just spit out some optimized code. So basically just end up writing the HIL in a way, but a primitive HIL. But, with everything verified and the entire state of the program known for the most part, I could just write the HIL to begin with and just interpret that code. I can do basic handling of stack caching and such in the HIL representation, along with handling of constants and such. I can handle in this case, the instructions for some optimizations. Some things will be known at run-time while other things will be known at compile time. Basically I will need a flag to indicate if the JIT is being used. If a JIT is not enabled, then it can make those special optimizations and such.


But for the most part, the verifier and the basic virtual machine will be doing the same exact thing. Also the output of the code could generate a simple HIL program that has stack caching and some optimizations. So it would probably be best if VerifiedMethod were to contain a reference to a program which could then be sent through an interpreter or other such thing. So this bunch of split code and reusage would end up doing the same thing anyway. The basic virtual machine would need to optimize things anyway. So basically the HIL will end up being the BVM. But for the BVM I can have a rather simplisitic goal. I do have the representation I want and the verification of structure that I like. It would also be faster and would be better if the JIT were available in the first version, since that would make it even more popular.


It might be best if the verifier were to infact generate some kind of program and perform the byte operations only one just to get rid of them as soon as possible. It would be simplest to be done this way and the instruction parser would only need to be written once. It would also remove the potential uglyness of the byte code due to its representation.