[coyotos-dev] Accept GCJ into the tool chain?
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.com
Sun Nov 26 21:29:21 CST 2006
On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 03:02 +0100, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote:
> Hmmm, I think Java is good only for Web apps, not for system programs,
> I will use C/BitC and Ada if it will be available,
So first, let me offer a counterexample: eclipse is a very large and
very real application implemented in Java. In actual practice, Java is
*lousy* for web apps, but that's another story.
More important, let me explain the context for considering Java:
We have a number of tools in the **build** chain that need to be able to
run anywhere, and it would be helpful if these tools ran in a GC'd
environment. When we have it, we can switch them to BitC, but that is a
long way away.
Also, a surprising number of embedded app developers want to be able to
run embedded Java -- I'm not defending this, but it's true -- and being
able to support that might be a good thing.
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