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From: Per Bothner <per@bothner.com>
To: Jeff Sturm <jsturm@sigma6.com>
Cc: java-discuss@sourceware.cygnus.com
Subject: Re: Objective-C vs. gcj (was: Re: Newbie questions)
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 00:00:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2u2kjrnsh.fsf@magnus.bothner.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <387CF708.C0499BC7@sigma6.com>

Jeff Sturm <jsturm@sigma6.com> writes:

> Back when the GCJ project first became public, I was a little curious
> why the C++ frontend was chosen for native integration, when Obj-C is
> available and much closer to Java in spirit (both languages rely heavily
> on runtime method dispatch, both have single-inheritance, etc.).  I
> strongly suspect the answer has mostly to do with the popularity of C++
> and relative obscurity of Obj-C, though there may be technical issues as
> well.

Using Obj-C never ocurred to us, and I suspect it wouldn't have made sense.
One reason is that Cygnus has never supported Obj-C in its products
(customers get it as an unsuuported freebie), or done noticable work on it,
so we didn't have in-house expertise.
-- 
	--Per Bothner
per@bothner.com   http://www.bothner.com/~per/

  parent reply	other threads:[~2000-04-01  0:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-04-01  0:00 Newbie questions Maury Markowitz
2000-04-01  0:00 ` Tom Tromey
2000-04-01  0:00   ` Objective-C vs. gcj (was: Re: Newbie questions) Jeff Sturm
2000-04-01  0:00     ` Kresten Krab Thorup
2000-04-01  0:00       ` [OFFTOPIC] " Joerg Brunsmann
2000-04-01  0:00     ` Per Bothner [this message]
2000-04-01  0:00 Maury Markowitz
2000-04-01  0:00 ` Jon Olson
2000-04-01  0:00 ` Jeff Sturm

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