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From "Robin Garner" <robin.gar...@anu.edu.au>
Subject Re: half-baked idea? j2me
Date Sat, 05 Nov 2005 11:22:56 GMT
>
> On Nov 4, 2005, at 3:20 AM, Robin Garner wrote:
>
>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> On Nov 1, 2005, at 9:05 PM, Robin Garner wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Actually my colleagues at ANU and I were remarking last week
>>>> that  all the recent discussion on the Harmony list (configure
>>>> scripts,  packed structs etc etc) were close to being proof that
>>>> Java was the  easier way to go.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> C'mon... you still have to deal with that with a Java based VM
>>> because you still need the bootstrap stuff...
>>>
>>> geir
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Yes, but only in a tiny percentage of the code, only for a handful
>> of API calls, and none of it performance critical.
>>
>
> And all of it requiring configure scripts?  :)
>
> geir

Actually probably little enough problematic code that you could write a
separate version for every platform/compiler for comparable effort to
writing the configure script.

cheers




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