Posted Feb 9, 2006 13:26 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: A look at GCJ 4.1
Parent article: A look at GCJ 4.1
While Java is a slightly odd language for some things, its possibility to run everywhere using bytecode was ahead of its time.
With Perl you can also run the same file, and on many more platforms than Java
. So it is with any program in Bash, Python, BASIC... and you don't have to go through the motion of a pre-compilation which serves no practical purpose other than a very primitive obfuscation.
What I find really interesting in gcj is the ability to compile Java into a useful and fast binary for your platform.
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