[jdom-interest] cost of throwing an exception

Petri Wessman orava at termiitti.akumiitti.fi
Mon Jul 10 11:26:14 PDT 2000

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000 11:21:12 -0700 (PDT), Kevin Regan <kevinr at valicert.com> said:

Kevin> I would bet that HotSpot handles this alot better.  I noticed
Kevin> that the previous test results did not use HotSpot...

Kevin> --Kevin

Actually, HotSpot seems to make the problem *worse*, according to:

>> http://www.sosnoski.com/Java/Timings.html#Exceptions

It would seem that modern JVMs (1.2 JIT, HotSpot, etc) have a much
bigger penalty on exception throwing than the "traditional" no-JIT 1.1


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