I do not think that you are comparing static variables with local variables. You are comparing inline integer literals (e.g. 10) with constants (static final int B10 = 10 ; ) .
I am surprised that there is a big difference in performance, as I would have thought that the hotspot compiler would manage to inline the constants. [ October 14, 2004: Message edited by: Peter Chase ]
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Originally posted by Peter Chase: I would have thought that the hotspot compiler would manage to inline the constants.
I think it might even already be inlined at compile time.
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I tried the same examples several times and ended up with no visible difference in time execution when running both the examples. I am running v1.4.2_04
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The performance difference that you see is probably because it takes longer to execute a program using the JRE initially. There may be stuff going on behind the scenes the first time you access the JRE while your program is running. I would try running both the programs several times one right after each other to get a more accurate picture of what is truly happening.
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Sorry for making a mistake in posting my message. I tested the application with Oracle 10g and 9i Java Virtual Machine by loading these class into Oracle database and run, to my suprise the version with static vars run 10 slower.
Well, I'll tell you, friend. I just looked a bit more closely at these two programs, and I noticed that the first one's got one more zero in that right big old number in the "for" loop. Not rightly sure what that big old number does, but I hear tell it has some kind of effect on the running time of a program. Now, adding one more zero might not seem like much of a change, being just a zero and all, but maybe, just maybe, that might be your explanation right there.