2019/03/22

09:05

I am going to need a jumping point for the exception handler table. Like, I am going to have to handle uncounting on the stack for any references that exist before jumping to an exception handler. Local variables generally are not cleared at all, except in the case where the target jump address has no locals defined there (that is objects can turn into nothing). So there would have to be locals and stack states, the exception handlers would need to uncount any locals which are cleared out. So this means that we cannot have an intermediate uncounter and jump to a generic table, the state of the locals and stack is unique to the target. However, two different instructions with the same object set states will of course use the same table.

09:11

Actually I do not even need to use temporary code builders, I can just store the unique combinations in the table and worry about it at the end.

09:55

I really like the idea of dedicated registers and instructions for exceptions and return values. This makes it so I do not need to jumble them with the main set of registers. Also returning is easy because these registers are global per thread. It just overall simplifies things greatly.

13:28

I see areas of return being a spot with a high potential of duplicate code when the return is being done. So like the exception stuff I am going to make it so that are condensed with returning points and such.

13:43

Another trick I can do to minimize code, is that if there is no exception handlers defined then I can just do a return with the entire stack and return point. Going up the stack has the same result as a return in this case.

14:24

I figured out how I can do stack caching, well basic stack caching at least with arguments passed to a method. I can just scan every instruction and flag ones which write to a local. Any local which is not written to is considered final and can be cached when used. This also means I have to turn invokes into register lists for the arguments.

15:40

I can also optimize the JUMPONEXCEPTION when it comes to default handlers with no exceptions to actually handle. They can just jump to one of the return points by overridding a label.

18:24

Okay so, I managed to remove useless jumps which means that the code that just calls the other constructors is very simple.