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JVM implementation

Posted by Sergio Freire on November 25, 2000 at 10:41 AM

Hi to all!
Im working with some friends in the implementation of the JVM.
We have some essential doubts about the JVM/API/DEVICE DRIVERS.
I know that the JVM decodes the class files but my question is:
when a class makes a println for example, where is the real println code? i know that it belongs to the API but once again, is the println specific machine code inside the API or when the JVM finds a call to println changes it by a call to a device driver that actually prints the string ?
if the JVM acts like a translactor of API calls to device driver calls, does this mean that device drivers, which are in the bottom of of the JVM, should implement all API classes?


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