Subject: Re: pkg_install
To: Andrew Reilly <email@example.com>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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