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Where is the the virtual machine of the JDK?
Joined: Nov 22, 2012
Dec 11, 2012 15:08:24
If javac is the compiler, then what is the JVM ? Is it java.exe ?
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Dec 11, 2012 15:36:09
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Dec 11, 2012 15:37:22
Yes. That's just the executable, though. To do anything useful it would also need the class libraries, which -if memory serves- are in rt.jar and classes.jar (the files might differ from JVM implementation to JVM implementation).
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Dec 12, 2012 03:21:10
Actually java.exe is just a JVM launcher. The JVM binary is a library (jvm.dll on Windows) that you can find in the bin/client or bin/server directory of your JRE installation.
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