Subject: Re: pkg_install
To: Andrew Reilly <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/1997 09:11:43
>Sounds like NetBSD would be the first group to get significant bennefit
>from a working ANDF.  Has anyone considered something like a new GCC
>target for something like an extended JVM or Amsterdam Compiler Kit

Per Bothner? from cygnus is doing this - a cc1java for gcc that will 
compile java to its JIT format so that you can pre-compile all the 
class libraries and eliminate most of the startup overhead of java apps.
They expect to hit around 80% c++ performance - quite acceptible.
Using the JIT format they can run it with a JVM while still handling 
dynamically loaded java etc.  It will also allow linking with c++ etc.  
They also plan to update gdb to handle java.

Sounds _utterly_ cool to me.  
Simon J. Gerraty        <>

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