[rescue] Mozilla Firefox
caleb at webninja.com
Mon Apr 26 11:33:25 CDT 2004
> What about a real Java compiler? I know that the purists hate that
> idea, but are there any real Java compilers? Ones that spit out native
> code instead of JVM code?
> In such a case, what happens to the libraries? Are they compiled too,
> or are they still interpreted?
gcj, part of the gcc suite. Doesn't currently support all of the java
classes, but it's pretty damn close. I think AWT is currently the only
thing that isn't finished, but I could be wrong.
compile java code to byte-code
compile java code to native
compile byte-code to native
excute byte-code as a jvm
Allow linking of C/C++ libraries with java and compile the whole thing
Can deal with mixed native/byte-compiled applications
However, it does not yet support all java foundation classes, see GNU
Classpath for more info (the gcj library is derived from GNU Classpath.
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