[Sorry, I didn't see this message until just now...] Steve Emmerson wrote: > > I did some tests here and found that 'jikes' on our Solaris machine > > built VisAD in roughly 40% of the time taken by 'javac' (9.5 minutes > > for 'jikes', 25.5 minutes for 'javac'.) > > Cool! What about timing tests of the resulting bytecode? 'jikes' should generate code similar to that generated by 'javac'. (It's just a compiler, not an optimizer or replacement JVM.) All 'jikes' does is replace the Java-coded compiler with one written in C++ which, in my opinion, is a good thing, for at least the short term. When you're running a compiler, you don't really want to pay the 2 second price of starting up a JVM only to spend half a second compiling a single Java class.