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Posted by Henry Story on March 27, 1996 at 07:52:25:

In Reply to: TeamJava as a Standards and Development Organization posted by Alex Stewart on March 26, 1996 at 00:43:04:

I agree with a lot of the above. I have probably had less experience
with Java but the same issues worry me. Many improvements that should
have been made some time ago have not been made.

I would like to add that the Java language itself is not the
most important thing about Java. The Java Virtual Machine Spec.
itself is even more important for the future of Java. (And as it
is hidden it is very easy to overlook.) Java can easily support
many language variations, it can not support different byte codes.
So: is it up to scratch? I am thinking of the following
type of issues:

- Will it be able to support Real-Time applications?
- Will it support Agent Oriented Technologies (programs
that can travel around the internet...)?
- ...

If not, what changes should be made? And when these changes are
agreed upon, how can they be made to be accepted by the industry?
This obviously does require the formation of some organised pressure
group(s), cooperating with all the other Java groups to focus the
energies in the right place. Because as time goes by making some
changes there will become more and more difficult.

So if TeamJava feels it can take on this role I back it.


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