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SubjectRe: Linux for JavaVM

> Yes: you are wrong. The bytecode does NOT support such C features as
> "dereference an arbitrary pointer". The Java VM is supposed to afford a
> safe, "boxed", environment for arbitrary Java code snippets. You can't do
> that if you would ever allow the bytecode equivalent of perfectly-legal C
> code such as "*(char *)0x123456 = 0x78" to run.

javasoft extended the JVM for excatly this reason
it is perfectly possible to write most of an OS in Java
that is what JavaOS is

anybody thought of using Linux as the basis for a JavaOS clone?
i know i have

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