Unix must have a stable, fast Java VM

James Mansion james at wgold.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 17 01:46:45 PDT 1997

Pohl Longsine wrote:
> Joaquin:
> >// Java = Windows--;
> If you think so, then why are you subscribed to this list?  Surely
> not to bait us, right?  (No, that would never be the case...)

What's your problem?  Do you really think that the Java VM and AWT and
base libraries is as rich an environment as the full whack Win32

Get a life!

But that's a long long way from being valueless - Java is great because
it works across so many platforms.  On most of those platforms, you can
quite easily build better applications using the native facilities.  But
you don't always need to build a better app, and the portability is a
big win.

Some of the class library support (eg layout) is a big win too on
platforms such as Windows where it is not routinely provided.  But you
definitely CAN provide it even there.


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