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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Introduction, and a question
Date Mon, 16 May 2005 01:11:43 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 :)

>
> I seems too simple to not have been tried, particularly with such  
> as Peter Deutch involved with the JIT compiler.
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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