Project Lambda: Java Language Specification draft

Per Bothner per at
Sun Jan 24 14:27:29 PST 2010

On 01/24/2010 01:53 PM, Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein wrote:
> It can be argued that the performance of literal collections is not very
> important because such collections are typically very small - people
> don't populate a million-element Map with literal code, right? This is a
> good general assumption, but there are important exceptions like
> machine-generated code (e.g. parsers) which often contains enormous
> datasets encoded as initialized variables.

Luckily, the performance of large literals isn't a problem on the Java
platform, because you can't write/generate large literals, thanks to the
limitations of the class file format.

	--Per Bothner
per at

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