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From "Nick Lothian" <nloth...@educationau.edu.au>
Subject RE: The topic of the Java Compiler
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 00:03:20 GMT
> >>>>> "Berlin" == Berlin Brown <berlin.brown@gmail.com> writes:
> Berlin> The compiler seems to be a non-issue at this time 
> with a focus 
> Berlin> on the JavaVM.  What are your thoughts on the different 
> Berlin> compilers?
> For Harmony I would say the leading contender is the java 
> compiler that comes with Eclipse.  It is written in java and 
> already supports all the 1.5 features.
> As far as gcj goes, the new 1.5-ish front end I'm writing has 
> a standalone part which does all the language processing and 
> bytecode generation.  It does not depend on the rest of gcc 
> at all.  It is written in C++.
> kjc is also out there and being developed, but I don't know 
> much about it.

The Eclipse compiler is already being embedded in Tomcat and works well.
It also has the advantage of a liberal Apache compatible licence.

There is also the Jikes compiler (which isn't the same as the Eclipse
compiler, nor the Jikes RVM).


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