Jikes- A new java compiler

I found this new java compiler on the net, earlier supported by IBM.
This is a cool new compiler and better than javac in someways.

Jikes is claimed to be a much faster compiler than javac. They have listed 5 benefits of using Jikes instead of javac .

Incremental compilation is one of them. Incremental compilation is what IDE's do to your code, its compiling your code everytime file is modified. So u'll catch errors as you type them.

Another advantage is it gets rid of somtimes annoying stacktraces. Instead it points out errors line number wise and points to the position where error occurs and gives a verbal description of it. A cool feature.

So why we need a different compiler when IDE's give much better support for this.

I'll recommend this not for professionals who work on IDE env. It is a good thing for all java beginners who want to try something new and nice.

In my personal opinion you should not jump into IDE mode in the beginning, first dirty your hands with console application development, understand nuances of classpaths and paths and then later go in a IDE mode.


Posted by :ubuntu at 12:22:00 AM  


Vaibhav said... 8/7/07 2:46 AM  

ah now its the time to write the comment because i read about it. waise my comment you can get from my java blog :) but ya its good !

Neal Gafter said... 11/9/07 12:26 AM  

Jikes hasn't been touched by its maintainers in years. It doesn't even support generics.

நிலவு நண்பன் said... 16/12/07 10:16 PM  

//its compiling your code everytime file is modified//

it vl be automatically compiled when files are modified

நிலவு நண்பன் said... 16/12/07 10:17 PM  

it vl be automatically compiled when files are modified?

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