Why MS-extensions?

Moses DeJong dejong at cs.umn.edu
Mon Jun 14 19:09:36 PDT 1999

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Maksim Lin wrote:

> Hi,
> I would just like to ask why the Microsoft extensions are being added to
> kaffe as going by previous posts to this list (ie. about kiev compiler
> and also generic/template stuff) I got the impression that kaffe would
> be sticking to only published java specs from Sun.
> Now I please don't take this as flame-bait, I'm simpling hoping for a
> reply outlining the reasons behind the change in policy.
> thanks,
> Maksim.
> PS. I guess if everyones away at javaone it might be a while before an
> actaully reads this :-)
> -- 
> Remember Darwin; building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter
> mice.

I agree, we need some comment from the core kaffe team about this issue.
This is just the kind of thing that could give kaffe a black eye
in the minds of developers everywhere.

Mo DeJong
dejong at cs.umn.edu

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