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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: AW: some XSLT benchmarks
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:50:02 GMT
Santiago Pericas wrote:
>> yes, automatically generated, but the 'XSLT to bytecode' patterns have
>> been manually crafted, right? and I'm pretty sure that you guys crafted
>> them based on the assumption on how the underlying JVM was going to
>> interpret them. Which shows why it is faster on the Sun 1.3.1 JVM (but
>> this is just my hypotesis)
>  I think this is more of a coincidence. Translets try to allocate as few 
> objects as possible. Other JVM's may be better optimized for object 
> creation/initialization. Sun's, on the other hand, does a pretty good 
> job finding the "hot spots" and this could be the reason why translets 
> run fast.
>  As to why 1.4 is slower? This is puzzling. The first thing that comes 
> to mind is the new assertion mechanism but, as far as I know, it is 
> completely turned off by default (or isn't?).

Yes it is.  It is also only compiled in if you use the -source 1.4
parameter on javac.


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