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Ed Parks
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I've heard/read that IBM's Jikes compiler is the fastest around. I wonder if Jack S. or anyone else has done any performance comparisons against these two.
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Frank Carver
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They are not really compatible. Jikes is a compiler, which takes source code and generates bytecode ready to give to a JVM. Hotspot is a JVM (or at least a speed-up module for one) which takes bytecode and runs it.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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