• Subject: Re: Compatibility across our whole range
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 13:26:04 -0500

< snip>

> Look, I like Java.  I think it's a good language and I
> hope it achieves success.  But face it, it hasn't
> exactly changed the computing world the way Linux (and
> other open-source s/w) has.  But I see the two as
> complementary.  Java runs on Linux.  Java is good for big
> applications.  But systems programming needs something
> lower level like C.  Likewise, there are other languages
> better suited to quick-and-dirty tools.  Java alone isn't
> going to achieve full machine independence.
> Cheers!  Hans
> Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

Hmmm. I thought all the IBMers that made sense either retired or married Jon
Paris and quit!


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