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Re: Java status?



* Mat Booth <fedora matbooth co uk> [2008-07-04 10:48]:
> On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Andrew Haley  wrote:
> > Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> >> 2008/7/4 Andrew Haley :
> >>
> >> [skipped]
> >>
> >>>> I'm interested because some packages still built with GCJ, and I'm
> >>>> curious why they still not rebuild with (for example) OpenJDK?
> > 
> > [...]
> >
> > They already build perfectly well with gcj, so I can't see anything
> > to be gained by changing them.
> 
> I should think they will continue to be built with GCJ until OpenJDK
> supports ahead-of-time compiling.

No, the AOT compilation was a GCJ-specific thing.  In the JIT (HotSpot
in the OpenJDK case) world, the need for AOT compilation goes away.

Andrew


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