[coyotos-dev] Accept GCJ into the tool chain?
sam at samason.me.uk
Mon Nov 27 05:48:07 CST 2006
On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 10:29:21PM -0500, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> 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.
I'd be interested in knowing what you see Java being used for. Your
original email mentioned application development and you just mentioned
the build chain now. Java for application development I can see as
a good thing, but wouldn't something ML or Haskell be good for the
> 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.
I always thought that embedded code was one of the original goals of
Java, the Java (currently in the form of games) running on our phones
these days is what I thought it was designed for. The "security" comes
from this desire, just like the "write once, run anywhere" promise.
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