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Old 01-23-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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javac and jikes


how are javac and jikes different, do they create a different class file is one faster or what is teh difference?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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jikes runs a lot faster in my experience. I'm not sure how the generated bytecode compares. jikes is open source.

They generally accomplish the same task, though.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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jikes and javac produce identicals, or almost identicals class files.
jikes is a native C++ program, so it must be compiled for each target architecture and then is likely to run faster.
jikes doesn't currently support the java 1.5 new language features like generics.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 08:14 PM   #4
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jikes is open source.
As of its 1.5 version, Sun JDK is, to a certain extent, open source too:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/source_license.html
 
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