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Re: Notes from the GROW'10 workshop panel (GCC research opportunities workshop)

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Andrew Haley <> wrote:
> On 04/15/2010 12:57 PM, Basile Starynkevitch wrote:
>> Of course I do know about gcj. But I never met any person using it,
>> and I don't know about any person or project really using it (as an
>> example, I am not sure than any Debian or Fedora package is compiled
>> with gcj into a native executable; do you know of many Debian
>> packages compiled with GCJ specifically?).
> Lots of them were, but with the availability of OpenJDK and its better
> standard compatibility people are moving packages to it. ?There's
> nothing much wrong with the gcj compiler itself, although it does
> generate rather bulky code, but the Classpath libraries on which its
> runtime library depends are not completely Java compatible.

So our computers are spending hours and hours testing Java as part of
the normal bootstrap+regtest cycle -- and nobody even uses it? :-)

(Couldn't resist, sorry! :-)


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