17 Mar 2004

Do we need to make a choice?

hp wrote an article on
Java, Mono, or C++? which he hopes will be the start of a discussion about high-level language technologies and how they can influence the development of the creation of applications for the free desktops. I am happy because he seems to know what he is talking about (although he seems to ignore KDE, Kaffe OpenVM, GNUstep and Objective C which share some of the goals he is talking about). But GNU Classpath is mentioned a couple of times. The most interesting thing to me was a reference to an old proposal for a shared runtime. I wonder how the new GNU gcj ABI/Pluggable JIT design will fit into something like that.