which is the best compiler to work on java?

I prefer to use Sun's, since they're the ones who created the language. I don't know how others compare, though.

Sun's is best overall.

Jikes is reported to be a bit faster at times, but has some quirks that make it not quite standards compliant.
None of the others come even close (though the one in Eclipse tries).

thnx guys...that was really helpful

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