Interesting idea ...
I wish that the developers would avoid playing on old misconceptions about compiled vs. interpreted programs:
" ... runtime speed (compiled Java runs at a significant multiple of the speed of interpreted Base SASŪ)..."
I can't imagine that either compilation or interpretation of SAS programs would save substantial amounts of time in any application. No harm in illustrating a few examples of how compiling Java programs leads to faster execution times, but global claims based on flimsy technical support convince no one but the gullible.
From: email@example.com on behalf of Pardee, Roy
Sent: Sat 2/10/2007 12:08 PM
To: SAS(r) Discussion
Subject: Check it out--we're java programmers
Happened across this this morning--a base sas -> java compiler:
I want a raise now. ;-)