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Blog Archive for opinali during August 2006

If you are like me and you'be been voting on bugs like 4449383: Support For 'Design by Contract', beyond "a simple assertion facility" (#2 in the Top RFEs!), or 4093718: const - qualifier for methods, parameters and return-value (closed as "will not be fixed"), since the pre-history of Java 1.x, it seems that Java SE 7 may be the answer for many of our wishes. Hey, as if...
Java SE 5.0 Update 8 is available. Besides the traditional few dozens of bugfixes, this release closes a number of important performance bugs in the JIT compiler, GC and runtime. So even if you play more in the conservative side, it's a great time to evaluate and upgrade your Java runtime. One of the fixed perf bugs is Bug 4803284: Bad performance when HotSpot cannot optimize polymorphic calls,...