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Considerations in HPJava language design and implementation

Guansong Zhang, Bryan Carpenter, Geoffrey Fox
Xinying Li and Yuhong Wen

NPAC at Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York,
NY 13244, USA

October 19, 1998


This paper discusses some design and implementation issues in the HPJava language. The language is briefly reviewed, then the class library that forms the foundation of the translation scheme is described. Through example codes, we illustrate how HPJava source codes can be translated straightforwardly to ordinary SPMD Java programs calling this library. This is followed by a discussion of the rationale for introducing the language in the first place, and of how various language features have been designed to facilitate efficient implementation.

Bryan Carpenter 2002-07-11