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From Christopher Oliver <>
Subject Re: Java continuations with joeq
Date Sun, 22 Feb 2004 19:54:50 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:

> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> Le Samedi, 21 fév 2004, à 17:13 Europe/Zurich, Christopher Oliver a 
>> écrit :
>>> ...I did some informal tests and it appears to actually be slower 
>>> than interpreted Rhino (not sure exactly why, perhaps because Rhino 
>>> bytecodes are higher level), but was significantly faster than 
>>> BeanShell (which  is a Java source code interpreter).
>> Is it a lot slower, do you think it would make a significant difference?
> My opinion: probably not. However, I just thought of another drawback 
> with using Joeq's interpreter, namely you wouldn't be able to debug it 
> with a standard Java debugger. The Brakes-like approach doesn't have 
> this limitation. In addition, since that approach simply modifies the 
> bytecode it would still be optimized by Hotspot and would still 
> outperform any scripting language. Torsten, what's the status of your 
> work on this?
> Chris
Slight correction: the current implementation of Brakes does indeed have 
this limitation - it discards debugging info during class file 
enhancement - that would have to be fixed to make it truly usable, in my 


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