Re: Apple is deprecating Java

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Fri, 22 Oct 2010 18:54:06 -0400
On 22-10-2010 03:48, BGB / cr88192 wrote:

JNI and JNA leave a bit to be desired...
having to use pre-existing classes or interfaces to interface Java with
anything else is... lame...

these are not unfixable problems, but thus far the major VM's have not done
much to improve on them.

even CNI (like GCJ) would be an improvement (just better would be not having
to use GCJ to use it...).
admittedly, this front is a little awkward...

but, I am left to wonder sometimes if the poor interface mechanisms are
maybe deliberate...

It has certainly had the effect that the usage of JNI is rare.

OTOH, MS gives us P/Invoke and, better yet, C++/CLI. P/Invoke then provides
a slightly less awkward way to glue the languages, and C++/CLI allows, more
so, the ability to write code which sits right on the border...

now, if this would be done without depending on MS's technology or dealing
with the relatively poorer quality of the existing OSS VM's (and the
apparent issue that C++/CLI is currently specific to MS's VM), this would be

The MS C++ ability to generate mixed mode code is a very
sophisticated piece of technology.


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