I'm currently writing a toy compiler targeting Java bytecode in the translation.
I would like to know if there is some kind of catalog, maybe a summary, of various simple peephole optimizations that can be made in the emitted bytecode before writing the .class file. I actually am aware of some libraries that have this functionality, but I'd like to implement that myself. Most of the optimization are not done in the Java compiler but in the runtime. Is your target performance results or performance result without runtime optimizations?