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From Pier Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Removing 64K limit in jasper 2
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 20:17:20 GMT
"Kin-Man Chung" <Kin-Man.Chung@Eng.Sun.COM> wrote:

> The JVM limits the size of a method to less than 65535 bytes.  This limit
> can easily be reached by a JSP page with 50-80 custom tags, depending
> on the javac compiler and the complexity of the tags.  The use of
> "largefile" option delays reaching the limit a little, but not by much.
> That's one of the reasons largefile option is not implemented in jasper 2.
> My proposal to solving this problem is to generate codes for a tag
> handler (including its body) to a separate method.  This is only feasible
> if the tag action element and its body does not include any scripting
> elements.  The current trend (in the coming JSP1.3) seems to be moving
> to scriptless pages, so this is not as restrictive as it appears.
> I don't have a detailed design yet for Generator, but I don't see any
> obvious problems.  The recent change in flattening out the try/catch
> blocks complicates things a little, but they are manageable.
> There is obviously some performance trade-offs.  I really don't like
> using a compilation option to turn on/off features, especially if it is
> used only to get around limitations the users don't care.  I think jasper
> can make code generation decisions based on the number of tags (both
> sequential and nested) in a page.  I plan to make experimentation ease
> by having parameters (such as number of tags, size of tag body) that can
> be adjusted, and hopefully to arrive at a balance between limiting the size
> of a method to 64K and some reasonable performance.
> Comments?

Go for it, because we hit that limit several times :) :) :)


[Perl] combines all the worst aspects of C and Lisp:  a billion of different
sublanguages in  one monolithic executable.  It combines the power of C with
the readability of PostScript. [Jamie Zawinski - DNA Lounge - San Francisco]

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