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SubjectRe: Linux for JavaVM
On Tue, 7 Jan 1997 bofh@snoopy.virtual.net.au wrote:

> > Has anyone considered the possibility of porting linux to the JavaVM? I
>
> I don't think that this is a possibility. C and Java are totally different
> languages with different ways of managing memory, code calling, and program
> design. There is no way you could simply re-write the code. When you have
> something like a PASCAL or ADA program that you want to convert to C (or the
> other way around) then you can mostly just replace syntax and rename variables
> (I've done this sort of thing a few times). But Java and C are too different.
> C++ to Java would be possible if the C++ was structured in the right way, but
> not C to Java.

Why translating the source to Java, just keep it in C or C++ but compile
it for the Java VM... The important thing is to have the bytecode. I am
wrong ?

Stef
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