class initialization check overhead

Jeff Sturm jsturm@one-point.com
Wed Oct 30 10:38:00 GMT 2002


On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 shudo@computer.org wrote:
> Sun's Java 2 SE 1.4.1 throws java.lang.VeifyError and
> JDK 1.1.8 throws NullPointerException.
> GCJ 3.2 (Sep 2002) does nothing.

Interesting.

> I believe a JVM should throw NullPointerException if the JVM can
> execute bytecode without verification.

Maybe gcj should follow Hotspot, since 1.1.8 is quite old.

Jeff



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