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Nashorn is a JavaScript runtime based on the InvokeDynamic instruction and series of APIs added to the Java VM in Java 7. These APIs are set to be radically improved in Java 8, compiling the existing JVM instruction to bytecode which will pass through the full HotSpot compiler.

If you're interested in InvokeDynamic, perhaps you'll check out the slides on a talk I gave about it:

https://speakerdeck.com/tarcieri/invokedynamic-your-guide-to...




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