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The documentation for the optimizing compiler is organized into the following sections.

  • Method Compilation: The fundamental unit for compilation in the RVM is a single method.
  • IR: The intermediate representation used by the optimizing compiler.
  • BURS: The Bottom-Up Rewrite System (BURS) is used by the optimizing compiler for instruction selection.
  • OptTestHarness: A test harness for compilation parameters for specific classes and methods.
  • Compiler Optimization Comparison Chart: Chart comparing the Jikes RVM optimizing compiler to compilers in other JVMs.