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From FaeLLe <mrbillcollec...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Java
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 16:47:35 GMT
But im still curious do you think TCK checks if Harmony would have 
implementations of the deprecated methods or can we just spraingly and 
judging the needs implement a selected few of those.

On 5/11/05, Dalibor Topic <robilad@kaffe.org> wrote:
> 
> Dmitry Serebrennikov wrote:
> 
> > So I guess those libraries being in Java is not a foregone conclusion
> > either then? :) JNI is a mess though...
> 
> The J2SE libraries require certain bits and pieces that would be pretty
> pointless to reimplement in Java unless the target environment does not
> provide them, and in that case you *might* be better off just porting a
> different library from an environment to support it, rather than
> rewriting the whole TCP/IP stack in Java, for example. That depends on
> the environment you're targeting.
> 
> Ideally, you want to have both options, of course. But in practice, most
> people prefer to delegate at least some functionality to their target
> environment, if any possible, by (re)using the facilities provided by
> the OS or portability layers.
> 
> To give you an example: Kaffe has an InetAddress implementation that can
> use both the native os facilities, or delegate to the DNSJava libraries.
> Which choice is better depends on the target environment.
> 
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
> 



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