Request for comments, very slow compilation with super-overloaded methods

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Thu May 30 09:23:48 PDT 2013

On 05/30/2013 09:20 AM, Adam Domurad wrote:
> Out of curiousity though, I do wonder why a custom singly-linked list 
> is used everywhere. Can anyone explain this design choice ? I don't 
> see where they would help performance over standard eg ArrayList. 

javac predates the generified collections classes.

Also, javac lists are immutable, which is used to advantage in many places.

-- Jon

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