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Towards Seamless Interfacing between Dynamic Languages and Native Code

Bertholon, Guillaume, Kell, Stephen (2019) Towards Seamless Interfacing between Dynamic Languages and Native Code. In: VMIL 2019, Athens, Greece. (In press) (doi:10.1145/3358504.3361230)

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Existing approaches to interfacing high- and low-level code push considerable burdens onto the programmer, such as wrapper maintenance, explicit code generation, interface re-declaration, and/or signalling to garbage collectors. We note that run-time information on data layout and allocations in native code is available, and may be extended with knowledge of object lifetimes to assist in automating garbage collection. We describe work in progress towards an extension of the CPython virtual machine along these lines. We report initial experience building a first working prototype,and some early performance experiments.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/3358504.3361230
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Stephen Kell
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 17:26 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 08:30 UTC
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