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Re: Where's native Eclipse?



Andrew Overholt wrote:

> * Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> [2009-01-29 15:10]:
>> Unfortunately, OpenJDK's JIT is actually faster than GCJ's native code.
>> :-(
> 
> Why is this unfortunate?

Because it means GCJ sucks at generating native code. In principle, native
code should be more efficient because you don't have to go and recompile
that bytecode all the time. That a JIT manages to do better than GCJ's
native code is a sad state of affairs. I wish we had a decent AOT compiler
for Java so we can get rid of the slow bytecode once and for all. As it is
now, Java code is a lot slower than compiled code, and GCJ only makes it
worse instead of better.

        Kevin Kofler


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