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From Mark Wielaard <m...@klomp.org>
Subject Re: Java Security for Harmony
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 14:06:14 GMT
Hi,

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 21:40 -0400, Bob wrote:
> Some attention DOES need to be paid to speed.  If Harmony is  
> consistently 3-5X slower than Sun (which it will be, if there's no JIT  
> and no bytecode verifier and no ahead-of-time compiler), then many Java  
> apps will simply be too slow to run on Harmony.

Although simple interpreters aren't as speedy as some of the other
execution models out there, the speed of some implementations (notably
gcj) is comparable to other implementations.
See for example:
http://www.shudo.net/jit/perf/
http://www.spindazzle.org/benchmarks/

Cheers,

Mark

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