[kaffe] Kaffe(VM) is obsolte! *please read, some very interresting suggestions*

Kevin D. Kissell kevink at mips.com
Tue Jan 7 16:33:01 PST 2003

> I dont want to FUD kaffe-folks, but please think a bit about my ideas
> why developing kaffe is a waste of time.
> Kaffe is not powerful enough to be a java-replacement, in many part gcj
> beats kaffe in both, performance and plenarity.

Kaffe is a virtual machine.  gcj is a native runtime package.
A virtual machine can, at least in theory, offer a higher degree
of security and reliability.  A native compiler/runtime package 
can, at least in theory, offer a higher level of performance.
Which is better depends on the application.

It would probably be pretty rational to eventually have 
a common code base between the Kaffe and libgcj 
for the basic bytecode interpretaters, though.

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