Extending the SSCLI to Support Dynamic Inheritance

  • Jose Manuel Redondo
  • Francisco Ortin
  • J. Baltasar Garcia Perez-Schofield
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 47)


This paper presents a step forward on a research trend focused on increasing runtime adaptability of commercial JIT-based virtual machines, describing how to include dynamic inheritance into this kind of platforms. A considerable amount of research aimed at improving runtime performance of virtual machines has converted them into the ideal support for developing different types of software products. Current virtual machines do not only provide benefits such as application interoperability, distribution and code portability, but they also offer a competitive runtime performance.

Since JIT compilation has played a very important role in improving runtime performance of virtual machines, we first extended a production JIT-based virtual machine to support efficient language-neutral structural reflective primitives of dynamically typed programming languages. This article presents the next step in our research work: supporting language-neutral dynamic inheritance for both statically and dynamically typed programming languages. Executing both kinds of programming languages over the same platform provides a direct interoperation between them.


Virtual Machine Runtime Performance Static Type System Common Language Infrastructure Static Type Check 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Manuel Redondo
    • 1
  • Francisco Ortin
    • 1
  • J. Baltasar Garcia Perez-Schofield
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of VigoOurenseSpain

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