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Writing a compiler to produce machine code may not be much more difficult than writing one which produces C (in some cases it may be easier), but a compiler which produces machine code will only be able to produce runnable programs on the particular platform for which it was written; a compiler that produces C code, by contrast, may be able to produce ...


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The simple answer is thats the order the binary instructions on most processors are laid out. Back when men were men and sheep were scared assembly programers spent a lot of time looking at raw binary code (and sometimes trying to infer what instruction was hanging from the on/off lights in the control panel). It was just easier if the assembly code ...


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I do not know what the deal is with sigils, other than perhaps to scare the uninitiated and to annoy those wise enough to know that they could have very easily been missing. Hopefully, another answerer will have more insight on this. (As ratchet freak mentioned in the comments, it was probably done this way in order to simplify the parser, which perhaps ...


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Whether there is a performance penalty or not, would depend on whether your Java compiler is capable of in-lining / unrolling trivial lambda expressions like this one. In general, inlining in Java is limited by the presence of the final modifier, or when the compiler can deduce that the final keyword could have been used in the local context without ...



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