Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 00:45 UTC
Java Java 5 generics provide information that's useful for many classworking applications. This article shows how the ASM Java bytecode manipulation framework offers flexible access to generics information without going through the Java classloading process. Along the way, It looks deeper into the representation of generics in the binary class format.
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ASM is not bytecode
by Vorlath on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 03:21 UTC
Vorlath
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2005-12-03

ASM should only be associated with assembly.

I resent having the acronym ASM being associated with something as uncool and not hardware related as Java. It makes me think that this is more Java hype to make people think manipulating bytecode is somehow similar and on par to actual machine code. Like Java is still fishing to be respected (and using "by association tactics" to achieve this). Any other name would have been more respectable.

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RE: ASM is not bytecode
by someone on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 09:05 in reply to "ASM is not bytecode"
someone Member since:
2006-01-12

Java bytecode is a form of machine code and it can be made to run on hardware instead of VMs! So ASM and java bytecode are very much related.

As for the coolness/uncoolness of java bytecode, I think you need to have a look at the BCEL project first.

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