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RE: JVM implementation

Dickerson, Monty W.
April 6, 2000 08:07
RE: JVM implementation
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JPL is not a suitable replacement for Jpython;
Perhaps Bradley Kuhn will have something nice,

But in posting here I was inquiring to see if 
there was interest or vision among perl6 peoples 
in making a JVM implementation of perl6.

I've been hacking in perl5 for some years now,
but I'm becoming more of a Servlet guy
because I like the discipline Java imposes, and I
like the full support of modern computer science/
software construction methodology.

I just read a very nifty editorial in the Java
Developers Journal on the MERIT of glue/scripting
languages tho:  Java, although superior for large
programs, and software construction by teams composed
of dissimilar programmers; is NOT a glue language - 
(being staticly typed & not interpreted).

Java needs glue; perl-xml can be that glue; else
perl can/will lose ground for the next one to five
years, probably losing its place as the most popular
CGI programming language.


> From: Stephen Zander
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000
> Subject: Re: JVM implementation like Jpython?
> Monty, you want the jpl project or more accurately Bradley Kuhn's
> <> work for his Master's thesis.  Send mail to
> for more information.
> Bradley's stuff is still pretty alpha. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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