PROPOSAL: Binary Literals
mthornton at optrak.co.uk
Thu Mar 26 06:48:16 PDT 2009
Tim Peierls wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 3:42 AM, Derek Foster <vapor1 at teleport.com> wrote:
>> From: Reinier Zwitserloot <reinier at zwitserloot.com>
>>> The result of a library call is a byte primitive, which you can then
>>> assign to a private static final byte constant. From there on out, that will
>>> be as fast as a code literal.
>> You are not considering the impact of constant folding on compiler
> This might have been an issue years ago, but modern JVMs can handle this
> kind of thing easily.
It is still an issue for JavaME and "case" labels in switch statements.
However the need for binary values in case labels must surely be very
rare. I don't find the processor instruction simulation example to be
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