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Aaron Lehmann <aaronl@vitelus.com> writes:

>On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 09:00:47AM +0000, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
>> Just the fact that some people use Java (or any other language) does
>> not mean, that they don't care about "performance, system-design or
>> any elegance whatsoever" [2].

>However, the very concept of Java encourages not caring about
>"performance, system-design or any elegance whatsoever". If you cared

Care to elaborate? It's an application programming language, not a
kernel hacker language, you know.

I won't call Java the perfect solution for everything, but it's an
useful tool for a certain type of applications.

>for a reason). Need run-anywhere support? Distribute sources instead.
>Once they are compiled they won't need to be reinterpreted on every
>run.

Thanks buddy. I've seen too many "#ifdef _SOLARIS_ || _LINUX &&
!_X86_" definition deserts to not wanting to do this again. Portability
without os-specific tweaks for more than two or three platforms is a dream.

And most if not all commercial platforms don't come with perl, python,
tcl/tk or anything else installed. Many even without a (C-)compiler.
Most without a C++-compiler.

Regards
Henning

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