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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ArrayInputStream and performance
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:21:04 GMT
Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
> They use a pattern of first copying the instance
> variables into local variables, then do the work on the local
> variables, and finally write back to the instance variables. While I
> find that a little confusing because I would expect the run-time
> compiler to be able to perform that kind of optimization itself,
> that's a different issue from what is discussed in this thread.

Can the run-time optimizer/compiler perform such an optimization when 
the instance variable is not final? I would have thought not.
You also have to remember that most of the store code was written in the 
early days of java, before JITs existed, thus such optimizations would 
not occur.

Dan.



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