[svlug] Re: Thread Programming and Java
Justin F. Knotzke
shampoo at cam.org
Thu Jun 8 09:53:54 PDT 2000
On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 08:48:29AM -0700, Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> Let me apologize to anyone who is offended by my statement above. I really
> mean no disrespect to anyone. I have views and a preference and have
> expressed them. I have no problem with others seeing it differently.
Ok, no worries.
> If you trace through the thread leading up to my comments, you'll see that
> the assertion was made advocating the *need for the Linux kernel to be
> optimized to support Java*. Java does not utilize the hardware efficiently,
> and the Linux kernel is designed for optimized execution at the hardware
> level. You won't find any credible studies disputing my views here.
I am not even going to begin to pretend that I understand the issues
surrounding changing the kernel to accommodate Java. I leave that up
to Linus and the people who work on the kernel and those who truly
understand the issue.
At first I was really dumbfounded as to why large parts of the Linux
community were so turned off by Java. I would have thought they
would have embraced it given that Java's original idea was to have
multiplatormed applications and this would benefit Linux.
Then I realized that for many Linux programmers, what is most
important is the use of the best available technology before anything
else. Java for them is not the best available technology for pure
technological reasons. While Java may have brought more apps to Linux
it would have done so at a cost to Linux itself.
Or so the argument goes.
That I can respect.
Justin F. Knotzke shampoo at cam.org
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