Java News from Wednesday, December 1, 2004

There's some interesting discussion at The Cafes today about whether there's a significant speed difference between != and <=. I wouldn't have believed it, but it looks like there might be, at least on server VMs. I'm quite suspicious of such micro-optimizations, but I will have to investigate this further.

Sun has submitted JSR 260: Javadoc Tag Technology Update, to the Java Community Process (JCP). According to the JSR:

This JSR will investigate various improvements to javadoc tags, including for example:

This JSR will also investigate possible representations of the document generated by the Javadoc tool from Javadoc comments using new tags.

This sounds like something that's long overdue. Comments are due by December 13.