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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: javac in multiple threads?
Date Sat, 28 Sep 2002 03:34:21 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mr. Tomcat" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 04:01
Subject: javac in multiple threads?

> As of 1.4.1, javac is now threadsafe.

so they say. New GCs too.

>  Does Ant (as of 1.5) support
> multiple compilation threads?

no, unless you hand code <parallel> stuff

> If it did, a dual-CPU machine might be
> able to compile almost twice as fast using ant, which would be cool of
> course, and which might influence me to get a dewlie for my next desktop
> machine.

multi cpus are invaluable for finding race stuff in server side code; you
can get a bit over 1 cpu flat out (say 100% and 20%) with file IO on cpu#2

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