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ElectricalFire Released

Saturday January 23rd, 1999

The lastest project at Mozilla.org has been released. ElectricalFire is a JIT (Just In Time) - Java Virtual Machine, which is not yet complete. All the details on it are available, including its previous history and other tidbits, on the ElectricalFire Project page.


#5 Re:ElectricalFire Released

by Mark Wilkinson <mhw@mft.co.uk>

Monday January 25th, 1999 4:29 AM

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Umm; I don't think it actually *needs* a JVM. From the outline of the work that needs doing it looks as though the intention is for EF to become a JVM in its own right. The main difference betweek EF and the Sun VM with Symantec's JIT is that the Sun VM can choose which methods to compile and which to leave alone. EF must compile everything because it doesn't have a byte-code interpreter.