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Kawa, the Java-based Scheme system

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3.3.3 Using the Jikes compiler

Jikes is a Java source-to-bytecode compiler that is much faster than Sun's javac. (Note that this only speeds up building Kawa from source, not actually running Kawa.) The instructions for using jikes are as above, except that you need to specify Jikes at configure time, setting the JAVAC environment variable. If jikes is in your execution path, do:
JAVAC=jikes ./configure

You also need to inform Jikes where it should find the standard Java classes (since Jikes is a compiler only). For example:

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