Conditional Compilation Though Compile time variable / parameters/ fields / functions Annotation

Remi Forax forax at
Tue Apr 16 01:47:08 PDT 2013

On 04/16/2013 10:24 AM, Suminda Dharmasena wrote:
> A lto can be determined by static analysis if final fields are used. 
> Need not be static as as or myObj.fun2(myEnum.myParam) 
> is determinable.

yes, but a call to fun can be full of side effects.

> There are packages which does this elemination: 
> What I am asking is some for of optimisation in javac similar to these 
> packages.
> In java we do not want to eliminate. Using annotation if we mark a 
> class with that static elimination should be done an hidden class can 
> be created with the literal or static parameter paths are traced 
> to eliminate the field or function. Exact semantics need more thought. 
> A particular class can be a derived class for type preservation, etc.

I propose you something, given that it's a compilation transformation 
you ask,
it doesn't have to be done by javac when prototyping, you can use
a bytecode transformer for that. So try to implement a bytecode transformer
that does what you ask and let see how it goes.


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