Are value types supposed to work at all currently?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Thu May 21 20:51:42 UTC 2015

Hi Simon,

it may be worth mentioning that there are other projects/approaches like
IBM's PackedObjects or Gil Tene's ObjectLayout which solve at least a part
of the problems which are addressed more generally by ValueTypes.

I compared them in a talk that I was giving at FOSDEM (did we actually met
there?) and JPoint:

Incidentally I'll also give this talk tomorrow at JEE Conf in Kiev so if
you should be around you're very welcome;)


On Thursday, May 21, 2015, Simon Ochsenreither <simon at>

> Hi Brian, hi Maurizio,
> here are the slides I used for my talk yesterday:
> I hope they accurately reflected the current situation as much as possible.
> Corrections and comments welcome! (The talk at ScalaDays will likely look
> quite differently, though.)
> I finished the slides a few minutes before the talk, so they are quite
> rough.
> One thing I would certainly add are all the boxing considerations, which
> were discussed at the meetup, but are missing on the slides.
> Thanks!
> Bye,
> Simon

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