[9] RFR(M): 8076112: Add @HotSpotIntrinsicCandidate annotation to indicate methods for which Java Runtime has intrinsics

Zoltán Majó zoltan.majo at oracle.com
Mon Jun 29 09:41:37 UTC 2015

Hi Andrew,

On 06/27/2015 10:05 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 25/06/15 12:49, Zoltán Majó wrote:
>> Problem: There is need to indicate Java methods that are potentially
>> intrinsified by JVM.
> It's a great idea but is it a good name?  HotSpot is not the only Java
> VM.  Do we expect people from to come along and add
> J9IntrinsicCandidate, CACAOIntrinsicCandidate, and so on?

thank you bringing up this issue.

The name HotSpotIntrinsicCandidate resulted from a private discussion 
with Joe Darcy, Brian Goetz, and John Rose. The reason this name was 
picked is to make clear that a marked method's interaction with the VM 
(specifically with the HotSpot VM implementation) needs special attention.

Best regards,


> Andrew.

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