A look at GCJ 4.1
Posted Feb 9, 2006 10:57 UTC (Thu) by kleptog
Parent article: A look at GCJ 4.1
Thanks for the update it's really quite interesting. One thing that strikes me is the Java might finally be able to take the position it could have had years ago. While Java is a slightly odd language for some things, its possibility to run everywhere using bytecode was ahead of its time.
But it has always been hampered by restrictive licencing and initially speed. I remember at Uni we used the IBM Java compiler because the standard one was sloooow. It was cool to be able to test and run your assignments at home and then upload them unchanged to the Uni (different platform, different OS).
It's also nice to have Java installed via your distribution so you can run Java programs without having to mess with third party installers...
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