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From "Nick Lothian" <nloth...@educationau.edu.au>
Subject RE: Introduction, and a question
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 01:11:04 GMT
> On May 15, 2005, at 8:23 PM, Brad Cox wrote:
> > Hello. I'm an old-timer with OO languages (Objective-C 
> originator) but 
> > a newcomer to open source. I've just signed up to this list because 
> > Harmony sounds like something I could really get excited by. I'd 
> > welcome suggestions as to how to get started, traps to avoid, etc.
> >
> > I'll start by venturing what I suspect might be a naive question.  
> > Java is fast enough once it gets its legs beneath it, but the 
> > classloader is giving it a bad rap for speed. That's my impression, 
> > not measured fact.
> >
> > Has there been any consideration to stealing an old trick from 
> > Smalltalk/Lisp environments...a "restart" option that reloads the 
> > dynamic state saved by a previous execution, typically one that has 
> > just completed loading an app's classes but before run-specific 
> > instances were created?
> No, but that's a good one :)

JRockit does this, see:

> >
> > I seems too simple to not have been tried, particularly 
> with such as 
> > Peter Deutch involved with the JIT compiler.
> >
> >
> -- 
> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
> geirm@apache.org


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