VMIL paper on invokedynamic
By John.Rose-Oracle on Nov 10, 2009
Bytecodes meet Combinators: invokedynamic on the JVM
John Rose, VMIL '09 Workshop at OOPSLA, Orlando, October 2009
The focus of the paper is on evaluating the architectural effect of adding invokedynamic to JVM bytecodes. The description of JSR 292 is partial and provisional but I expect the part I have described is mostly stable. There is a lot of overview of (a) current implementation techniques for JVM languages, (b) how these techniques adapt to invokedynamic, and (c) how a JVM might optimize invokedynamic. The treatment is not specific to HotSpot. I hope it is useful to JVM teams and to dynamic language implementors.