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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: I hope the JVM implements most using Java itself
Date Sun, 15 May 2005 14:43:22 GMT

On May 11, 2005, at 5:06 AM, Matthew French wrote:
>
> You do realise that there are conflicting priorities here? Get it  
> right
> and do it now?
>
> As I have already stated, my priority would be to get it right. If you
> want a free Java right now, there are plenty of excellent  
> candidates out
> there already.

As is mine - I think we have to be really careful to do some up-front  
engineering to get this right.

[SNIP]

>
> You may get it fast enough and stable enough for 75% of users, but  
> I would
> be willing to bet that many users of an open Java would have less
> mainstream uses for it, and would want the ability to tweak,  
> customise, or
> maybe even gut and replace large portions of the code base.

It's got to be as fast and as stable as Sun's, IBM's or BEA's  
implementation, or else our uptake won't be too high.  There is no  
need for slow buggy Java.

geir

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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