|Re: Mixing languages firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-06-03)|
|Re: Mixing languages email@example.com (1995-06-05)|
|Re: Mixing languages firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-06-24)|
|Re: Mixing languages gbaker@rp.CSIRO.AU (1995-06-27)|
|Re: Mixing languages email@example.com (1995-06-28)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (David Keppel)|
|Organization:||Computer Science & Engineering, U. of Washington, Seattle|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Jun 1995 02:20:53 GMT|
>Richard A. O'Keefe writes
>>[Sun/Java compile to a portable IR and demand compile to native code.]
In article 95-06-013 email@example.com writes:
>[Why invent another virtual machine? Use x86 and write one virtual
> machine for all other platforms.]
There's at least two reasons.
First, a VM emulator is only half the problem, the other half is the
system call interface (ABI). For DOS, that's a Very Big half.
Second, Java is used to move untrustable programs between systems, and
Java makes such movement safe by guaranteeing that the execution engine
(interpreter or cross-compiler) will implement certain checking.
First, that checking isn't required for arbitrary x86 execution.
Second, Java uses security mechanisms that would be hard to implement
at the machine-code level.
;-D on ( My Chine Code ) Pardo
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