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Jikes update

Apparently the recent Slashdot article generated quite a bit of interest for IBM's Jikes java compiler. So much so that IBM sent me an email thanking us for over 10,000 hits. I took the opportunity to ask whether the source code could be made available. This is the answer I received: I talked to the Jikes developers and they told me they are conducting serious discussion about releasing the source. They are working on some bug reports right now from all the downloads. I'll get the source to you as soon as they release it to me. In the meantime, you can download the companion debugger to Jikes: JikesDebugger.
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Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.

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