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Old 12 April 2017, 14:57   #41
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UAE has a JIT compiler and so does Hollywood but the Hollywood applet bytecode can act as a cross-platform library format as well as executable format. Also the license terms of UAE require the source code be included with any derived work. I think Hollywood is better for running new code because it leverages the OS functions of the host platform better.

Was Cannonball written in C? That's why it is hard to optimize. It is written in a low-level language as lazy coding. With low-level language you reinvent the wheel too often. Assembly is even worse when doing cross-platform coding. Using a bytecode can make coding possible to optimize after the fact.

That said, I think sells UAE wrapped code for next-to-nothing if that's the route you want to go in.
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