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From James Duncan Davidson <james.david...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: [spinnaker] Announce
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2000 10:38:31 GMT
on 7/10/00 3:29 AM, James Duncan Davidson at james.davidson@eng.sun.com
wrote:

> Not really. Hotspot was designed to optimize naturally written code. Code
> that isn't all tangled up with optimizations. By taking out the need to go
> to great lengths to eek out performance, it should be more natural for
> programmers to adapt to.
                 ^^^^^
            errr.. Write to I mean. :)

BTW -- this isn't just true of HotSpot. Any heavily adapting optimizing
compiler will eventually show weaknesses on heavily pre-optimized code.
Heck, any really good optimizing C compiler can be worked against with
pre-optimized code. Most good books on code performance will point these
sorts of things out.

It's a fact of life that the more you try to outwit the compiler, the more
it can't do for you.

.duncan


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