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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JIT vs. WAT
Date Fri, 13 May 2005 17:36:51 GMT
Great Question. adding it to my legal list :)

On 5/13/05, Rodrigo Kumpera <kumpera@gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be great to be GCJ compatible. Leveraging they effort with
> the binary ABI is a smart move and will promote more harmony instead
> of fragmentation between the java ahead-of-time systems.
> 
> But this raises a question, can Harmony use GCJ's binary ABI without been GPL?
> 
> Rodrigo
> 
> 
> On 5/13/05, Panagiotis Astithas <past@ebs.gr> wrote:
> > Bob wrote:
> > >
> > >>>
> > >>> IMHO both JITs and pre-compiling have their place.. it
> > >>> depends on the application whether one is definitely better
> > >>> than the other.
> > >>>
> > >>> Ideally, the design of harmony would allow for people to
> > >>> pursue both approaches and the two could coexist peacefully.
> > >
> > >
> > > This is a recipe for a bloated system that never works.  Also, most app
> > > programmers don't want to worry about the details of how their program
> > > is compiled.
> > >
> > > -- Bob
> >
> > And how would a componentized system with multiple configuration choices
> > force them to? The Sun JVM has many GC algorithms to choose from, yet
> > many people are unaware of it and use happily the default.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Panagiotis
> >
> > --
> > Panagiotis Astithas
> > EBS, Electronic Business Systems Ltd.
> > 18 Evgenidou Street, 115 25, Athens GREECE
> > Phone: +30 210 674 7631
> > Fax: +30 210 674 7601
> > http://www.ebs.gr
> >
> 


-- 
Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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