On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 03:15:32PM +0100, Ian Clarke wrote: > Toad wrote: > > >>JIT Java (which we're all running) is also very speedy, there's only a > >>few rare instances where it's worth the trouble to replace code with > >>something natively instead. > > >Debatable. But most of the problems with Java come from the fact that it > >is non-free IMHO. If and when freenet works on GCJ, we benefit from: > >1. Reduced CPU usage due to better optimization and no compilation at > >run time. > > There are optimisations that can be performed at runtime by a JIT which > cannot be performed by a native compiler, so it can't be taken for > granted that avoiding runtime compilation is an advantage.
Avoiding proprietary software is ALWAYS an advantage. At least if you want anyone to run it on *nix. Also, precompilation is normally an advantage on memory usage, even if not on CPU. And in fact it usually is on CPU too. > > Ian. -- Matthew J Toseland - [EMAIL PROTECTED] Freenet Project Official Codemonkey - http://freenetproject.org/ ICTHUS - Nothing is impossible. Our Boss says so.
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