On Jun 25, 2017, at 3:00 PM, Per Bothner <p...@bothner.com> wrote: > > That will be difficult as long as constant pool indexes and various > other fields are limited to 16 bits.
Yep; that's a challenge, until we break the glass and make a completely new class file format that integrates a var-int format. (My favorite is UNSIGNED5.) But we can (and should) put off the day of glass-breaking by tactical moves like CONSTANT_Group, which will allow you to express a single sequence of constant tokens of any length, without (necessarily) using up indexes in the main CP.
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