Java on Truffle – Going Fully Metacircular

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  • Graal

    GraalVM: Run Programs Faster Anywhere :rocket:

    This seems like FUD. Truffle is licensed under the permissive UPL[0]. Even if they decided to make newer versions of it closed-source the opensource versions would still be available, and their licenses would continue to hold.

    This happened with solaris: oracle decided to make new ‘official’ development closed, but the last opensource version continued to be used and developed by the community.

    0. https://github.com/oracle/graal/blob/master/truffle/LICENSE....

  • ClojureCLR

    A port of Clojure to the CLR, part of the Clojure project

    I don't have a huge amount of insight into the project but the commits over time don't look super healthy: https://github.com/clojure/clojure-clr/graphs/commit-activit...

    Either way it's pretty clearly not a core platform for Clojure.

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  • tetris

    Tetris game implemented in languages I used for something more serious than "Hello world". (by kt97679)

    that's this tetris: https://github.com/kt97679/tetris/blob/master/Tetris.java

    ncurses I think. There's an issue with how jconsole and tetris work together, so when tetris exits, jshell does too.

  • polyglot-live-programming

    Polyglot Live Programming with GraalVM, the Language Server Protocol (LSP), and VS Code.

  • trufflesqueak

    A Squeak/Smalltalk VM and Polyglot Programming Environment for the GraalVM.

    I agree! Our work on TruffleSqueak [1] and on Polyglot Live Programming [2] has shown that it's possible to build language-agnostic live programming tools with GraalVM. If Espresso implements the required Truffle APIs correctly, our tools should also just work for Java. :)

    [1] https://github.com/hpi-swa/trufflesqueak/

  • teavm

    Compiler of Java bytecode to JavaScript

  • clojure

    The Clojure programming language

    Using your yardstick, ClojureCLR might look like the primary platform if you compare to Clojure proper: https://github.com/clojure/clojure/graphs/commit-activity

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