[coyotos-dev] Accept GCJ into the tool chain?
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Mon Nov 27 15:50:23 CST 2006
You didn't mention the build chain before, but surprisingly you snipped
the relevant part of my message:
"I don't want to learn another language, there are too many things going
And by here I mean here in my lab, I've already started learning BitC,
among the other things I'm doing, so, as long you make sure C/C++/BitC and
assembler (and possibly Ada) are available, my response about Java is:
You are the boss, you decide. :-)
On 26/11/2006, at 22.29, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
>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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