Re: Bill Gates

Hara Ra (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 21:46:09 -0700

The Low Golden Willow wrote:

> } > Java is being touted these days. If Microsoft ported Word and Excel to
> } > Jave people at least wouldn't have to deal with Windows.
> } I'm not sure what you mean by this. Java is not an OS, it's a programming
> } language, a lot like C.
> It's a programming language cum virtual machine, or else a programming
> language with a much larger standard library (i.e. graphics and
> networking); from either viewpoint "porting" applications is much
> simpler.

Java Schmava - I remember UCSD Pascal, which also ran on almost
anything. The problem with all threaded interpreters is that they are
SLOOOOOOOOW. This approach runs about 30x slower than code compiled for
the native processor. So you get a nice little 6Mhz machine out of your
200Mhz Pentium....

As for ole Uncle Bill - has anyone actually tried to contact him, like
seriously, to give him the information he is so obviously lacking???

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