Java fallout: OpenOffice.org 2.0 and the FOSS community (NewsForge)
Posted Mar 30, 2005 2:53 UTC (Wed) by tjc
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Of course you can write business-logic apps in C. But why in the world would you want to deal with C's memory management, pointer arithmetic, and occasionally cryptic syntax for that type of an app?
This was in the mid-to-late 90s. Most of the programmers were experienced, so memory managment and pointer arithmetic wasn't much of a problem. Syntax certainly wasn't a problem. We used Purify on the final builds, or anytime something seemed to be really horsed up. Occasionally it was.
We did initial work on porting the app to Java, but at the time Java was just too dang slow. The proof of concept program was a dog, and it didn't even do anything very useful. Maybe Java has improved enough to make it feasible now.
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