Saxon-SA now has the ability to generate Java source code
from XQuery - this is then executed directly by the JVM (though of course it
needs Saxon as a runtime library.
But the (older) facility for "compiling" stylesheets is
rather different. It basically takes the optimized syntax tree produced by the
Saxon compile-time code and serializes it as a data structure on disk, so that
it can be reloaded and executed at any time. Frankly, there are no significant
performance advantages in doing this compared with recompiling the
actually happens when you compile a stylesheet?
become an executable piece of code i.e. java Class(es)?