Sun's HotSpot

Patrick Logan patrickl at
Thu Oct 8 17:48:00 UTC 1998

    There's now some information about Sun's new HotSpot Java Compiler

    How does this compare to Squeak ?

Another interesting comparison with Squeak from that paper:

  "Classes, methods, and other internal reflective data are represented
   directly as objects on the heap (although those objects may not be
   directly accessible to Java programs). This not only simplifies the
   memory model, but allows classes to be collected by the same
   garbage collector used for other Java language objects."

So it is all there, you just cannot get to it in Java! Maybe they'd
SqueaZ a Smalltalk in alongside Java so programmers can actually use
the stuff!

Patrick Logan                 mailto:patrickl at
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