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The use of "extern const" for Register definitions generates poor code

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      Register definitions in HotSpot are declared as "extern const"
      for ancient-historical reasons. We should stop doing that: it would
      make the assembler significantly faster and smaller, improving both
      bootstrap time and compilation speed.

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              aph Andrew Haley
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              aph Andrew Haley
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