Title: Tcl state machine back-end module for XMLVM
Student: Ozgur Dogan Ugurlu
A stack based interpreter implementation in Tcl. Working as a back-end for the XMLVM bytecode cross-compiler. This would all JVM bytecode producing languages and .Net languages to be translated to Tcl.
This project is about implementing a stack machine in Tcl. This is going to be a special purpose stack machine that is compatible with the cross-compiler tool XMLVM. It will be implementing the JVM bytecodes. I would take a depth first approach for the development of this VM, trying to get the smallest JVM program to execute with the minimal subset JVM in Tcl and expand from there.
I am a graduate student at University of San Francisco, getting my Master's in Computer Science. I am interested in virtual machines, programming and interpreted languages and have implemented a simple stack machine in Java for a class project of mine. Currently I am working on a research project about rewriting Python bytecode for dynamic analysis. It seems my current research may well end up at modifying the interpreter as well. I am familiar with how stack machines work. I used XML, XSLT, Xpath and am proficient with Java and Python. Particularly fast with Python. I've done a fair amount of C programming at os level. I think my experience with a previously implemented stack machine, familiarity with bytecode and enthusiasm to learn more about virtual machines makes me a reasonable candidate for this project.