Re: Status of Free Java Environment?
Per Bothner <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Java compiler (.java to .class)
> Gcj can also compile .java to .class. It currently does not handle
> inner classes, but that is being actively worked on. It is written in
> C, so is reasonably fast. It generates reasonable good bytecode. And
> of course being able to use the same compiler for .java to .class and
> .java to native has its advantages.
I've been having trouble getting it to compile even the simplest of
programs (System.out.println); I'll send another message to the list
this evening with the details.
> Note there are at least three implementations of the standard Java
> classes: Kaffe, classpath, and libgcj. This means some unfortunate
> duplicate work. One problem is different licenses. That does not
> preclude someone donating the same or similar code to all of them,
> but it does preclude whole-sale merging.
Bah, it would be nice if all of the above could be GPL or LGPL; why
are they not?