Re: (OFF) Re: Why not Java? (Was: Mac and IBM OS)
- Anders H. Abrahamsen
> 1) Java is still " under development "Well, I'm a professional software engineer who has been in the industry
> 2) Java is not (yet) a suitable language for larger systems
> 3) But it will be.. (eventually... hopefully)
more than 10 years. And our company is building a large software system in
Java (more than 30 people with the result being somewhere around 1 million
lines of code when we're all done).
Yes, Java is still being extended as a language. Yes, there are bugs in
implementations. Despite all of this, programmers are 30%-200% more
using Java (anecdotal experience with every C++ programmer I've talked to
has used Java for more than 4 months). For one thing, the platform
is about 80% right now, a *vastly* higher number than *any* other
let the people providing 'cross-platform' libraries kid you about this
So, RMSS software in Java would be an excellent choice. And if I can ever
up some time in my life, I might just develop it.
Brian R. Gilstrap
"CAESAR: Pardon him, Theodotus. He is a barbarian and thinks the customs
of his tribe and island are the laws of nature."
--George Bernard Shaw