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From John Embretsen <John.Embret...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: What are 'Optimized jarfiles' ?
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2007 08:00:04 GMT
Laura Stewart wrote:

>  From what I understand form John, what are in the BIN and LIB
> distributions are the same.  I am not sure what was meant by
> "optimized".

Well, as I wrote in a comment to DERBY-2390, "the so-called optimized jars (i.e. 
the non-debug jars, without extra line number information) are part of both the 
lib and the bin distributions. The non-optimized (debug) jars are in the 
lib-debug distribution only."

In other words, "optimized" basically means smaller footprint (for example, 
derby.jar is almost 1 MB larger in lib-debug than lib for, because the 
classes in the "optimized" jars don't include extra debug information such as 
line numbers in stack traces. I don't know if the extra debug information has 
any negative effects other than increased file size.

I too felt somewhat uncomfortable with the term "optimized jars" at first, but I 
think I'm getting used to it know that I know what it means ;)

> On 6/14/07, Stanley Bradbury <Stan.Bradbury@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Am reviewing the Getting Started Guide and found a reference to
>> 'optimized jarfiles' in the LIB distribution. Is this wrong or do the
>> jarfiles in LIB now differ from the BIN distribution?


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