- Department of Theoretical Computer Science
Student become familiar - theoretically and practically - with runtime systems and virtual machines for various programming languages.
Object-oritented programming, machine code, programming languages (C, C++, Java, Smalltalk, or another dynamic language).
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Runtime for C/C++, static vs. dynamic linking, position independent code, memory management.
2. Calling conventions, system calls, signals and exceptions.
3. Virtual machines for high-level languages: JVM, MSIL, Squeak, SELF.
4. Organization of object heap. Object table. Immediate values.
5. Memory management, basic garbage collection methods.
6. Bytecode and its interpretation.
7. Just-in-time compilations, method lookup optimizations techniques.
8. Advanced optimization techniques: inlining, custom-compilation. SELF SIC.
9. Thread implementation. Green vs. Native threads.
10. JVM: mapping of threads and synchonization primitives to OS resources.
11. Exceptions - implementation in C++, JVM, Smalltalk.
12. Security mechanisms in VMs. Verification of the bytecode. Security Manager.
13. Foreign function calls. Cross-language calls.
14. VM Bootstrap. metacircular VM.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
The aim is to complete education in the field of programming languages with the knowledge of runtime systems and virtual machines for different kinds of programming languages.
- Study materials:
1. Smith, J., Nair, R. ''Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes''. Morgan Kaufmann, 2005. ISBN 1558609105.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: