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Hi Karim I think if you are using JDK/JRE 1.3 onwards the default JVM is HotSpot, so you are using a JIT compiler unless you specify otherwise. When you come to run your application, if you use the -classic switch, you will use the 'classic' VM, without a JIT compiler. If you are in doubt about which VM you are using, just type: java -version at the command line. A little bit more info can be found here: http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-03-2000/jw-03-javaperf_2.html Alternatively, go to the sun site and read up on the HotSpot VM. Hope this helps Michael
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