Should we build a superset of Java?

Tom Tromey tromey@redhat.com
Fri Apr 6 09:09:00 GMT 2001


>>>>> ">" == C van Reeuwijk <C.vanReeuwijk@its.tudelft.nl> writes:

Kevin> Why would anyone want their code portable to non-Free
Kevin> platforms???  Considering GCJ is the only real free impl of
Kevin> Java :)

>> Oh, and GCJ is not the only real free implementation of Java.

Kevin's comment was tongue-in-cheek.

>> And what about the Kaffe compiler and that IBM compiler, aren't they
>> under some kind of open source license?

Yes.  The Kaffe compiler is "kopi" and the IBM compiler is "jikes".

There are several other free VMs, too: kaffe, ORP, japhar.  There are
probably more that I forgot.

Tom



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