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Compilers migrate other languages to JVM?

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Are there any compilers for building programs in Eiffel, Smalltalk or
C/C++ into JVM? I am curious about that. Thx!

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Chris Uppal
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moopT wrote:

> Are there any compilers for building programs in Eiffel, Smalltalk or
> C/C++ into JVM? I am curious about that. Thx!

I don't know of any for Eiffel or C/C++. If you are working with C++ and Java,
then Jace may interest you (I haven't used it myself, but it looks solid).
It doesn't run C++ on the JVM, but it's a very thorough JNI-based integration
of the two environments.

Mission software used to have a serious Smtalltalk implementation at:
but that has been in abeyance for a while. I don't know if more action is
expected from them or not. There is a very small, rather fun, toy[*]
implementation at:
"Bistro" is very, very, Smalltalk-like in many ways and runs on the JVM.

There are several Lisp or Scheme implementations that run on the JVM. If you
start from GNU's Kawa then that'll probably have links to other

There are several (or even lots) of languages which have been designed from the
ground up to run on the JVM (Java for one . The list is too long to
remember, but I don't think I've mentioned Scala before in this group, so I
have now.

More information from IBM:
(URL may wrap, and you'll have to hit the <Submit> button to start the search)

Lastly, while chasing links for this, I found this article
which is the intro to someone's attempt to compare several languages that run
on the JVM. It's an interesting read even if you aren't particularly exited by
running non-Java languages.

-- chris

([*] the word "toy" intended as a positive statement not as a criticism -- the
implementation is for interest and enternainment.)

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