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

cfowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Tue Jan 7 16:45:02 PST 2003

gcj's virtual machine is in the libraries.  With GCJ you are not as
native as if you just programmed in C instead.  

On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 19:38, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> > 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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