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Re: goals for fc4?

Alan Cox <alan redhat com> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 03:30:50PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> bytecode. I don't think there is anyone made the argument than gcj +
>> native is faster than commercial jvm + bytecode.
> Do the benchmarks on a real world test set or for that matter just compare
> the start up time of a proprietary commercial jv eclipse and a compiled one.
> The compiled stuff starts much faster and consumers astronomically less 
> memory and memory bandwidth when running. There are also some nice java
> bindings for Gnome which are useful when you need to run the same core code
> with a different UI on your phone and Linux box.

I don't think it's as clear cut as that.  App startup time matters
for, say, CLIs (but who would make a java cli app...  well, except
ant, heh) and for GUI apps (which starts to matter a little more) but
not so much about some of the more interesting Java areas --
serverside.  I think at best the jury is still out on how fast gcj is
vs a hotspot-optimizing jvm for "real world" use.

It would be interesting to see some benchmarks comparing real-world
workloads and examples.  I don't know of any off hand, though, that
included gcj.


Chip Turner                   cturner redhat com
                              Red Hat, Inc.

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