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Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 10:41:26 -0800 (PST)
From: Morgan McGuire <email@example.com>
All of this is the case. For a commercial product, getting Java
installed and operating properly on the user's machine is a nightmare.
Gee, our customers using our Java-based products don't report any
problems. And I have installed many Java-based products and it all
just works. I don't necessarily think we should get into a whole
debate about this on this list, but I just want the other people on
the list to know that there is disagreement on this point.
but as soon as you split
into subdirectories or have more than a few files, you'll want to be
able to build in a more sophisticated fashion.
When I worked in Lisp, exactly the same thing was true.
checker is known to be broken-- it fails to be properly conservative.
That's true, although I'm not sure to what extent a bug in javac
should be considered as a major factor in deciding whether a langauge
is "lightweight" or not. But I still think something like make, or
defsystem, or "projects" ends up being the right way to go as soon as
something starts getting into multiple subdirectories or more than a
few files, anyway.
- Re: Java
- From: Morgan McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org>