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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [provocative] resurrecting native code
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2002 07:07:02 GMT
On Sunday 17 February 2002 23:25, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>. . .
> Or worse: what if Sun, close to bankrupcy, sells out its java
> division to some company which is much more solid on software
> marketing (somewhere around redmond, anyone?)
> Sure, you can count on me writing my own JVM before giving up, but
> that's not the point. Java WORA works, but it's fake and it's still
> built on new-economy's sand.

On the other hand, the installed base of java code is soooo big that 
you can count on "someone" writing (and maybe selling, fine with me as 
there would be competition in this case) a decent JVM should sun stop 
give away its own JVM.

IMHO this makes this WORA a minor argument in favor of using native 
code instead of java. Performance is a different thing, provided native 
parsers/processor bring a definite improvement.

>From a system administrator's point of view though, the more 
libraries/languages/runtime features are needed to run a product, the 
more problems can happen. For me this is an argument to keep the 
all-java version of Cocoon the standard, and maybe have native code 
*options* for performance-critical components.

 -- Bertrand Delacrétaz,
 -- web technologies consultant - OO, Java, XML, C++

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