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jikes vs HotSpot

Ed Parks

Joined: Oct 31, 2000
Posts: 5
I've heard/read that IBM's Jikes compiler is the fastest around. I wonder if Jack S. or anyone else has done any performance comparisons against these two.
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
They are not really compatible. Jikes is a compiler, which takes source code and generates bytecode ready to give to a JVM. Hotspot is a JVM (or at least a speed-up module for one) which takes bytecode and runs it.

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