[r-t] Writing method display software

Alan Burlison alan.burlison at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 15:27:15 UTC 2015

> Though modern, high performance JVMs then JIT compile the bytecode down to
> machine code, anyway, right?

Yes. And Javascript interpreters such as the V8 one also include a
JIT, as does Microsoft's .NET

> I suspect that with Scala, just as with the
> Lisp I love and use regularly, one of the important considerations is to
> avoid allocating and then GCing too much memory in inner loops

Yes, you are spot on :-) As the amount of memory in large machines
grows inexorable (multiple TBs is not particularly uncommon) GC is now
the biggest challenge for JVM scalability.

Alan Burlison

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