[Mono-list] x86 JIT

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 02:28:42 +1000

On 10-Jul-2001, John Zedlewski <zedlwski@Princeton.EDU> wrote:
> Oh, sorry I forgot to put this in my last message. If you really are
> interested in focusing on Linux x86, rather than using a gcc backend, I
> would HIGHLY recommend a look at Intel's Open Research Platform (ORP)
> JIT for Java.  It's clean, well-designed, and basically under an
> Apache-style license: http://www.intel.com/research/mrl/orp/.
>   Very nice code, several different garbage collectors, etc.

There is one big technical drawback with using gcc that I didn't mention
in my earlier message, namely that accurate GC is going to be a problem,
so you may have to stick with conservative GC.

Anyone know how ORP compares with GNU Java for efficiency?

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