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Re: Why use Java in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg78208] Re: [mg78191] Why use Java in Mathematica?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:07:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Why should Wolfram Research for everything have to "reinvent the wheel?" =

  Aside from a slight code overhead -- which could readily be equalled
or exceeded were Mathematica to implement its own version of the Java
code for its PacletManager -- what's wrong, really, with using Java?

And how can you tell for sure where the PacletManager is the only place
Mathematica needs Java?

??? wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have tried V6.0, and find that whenever kernel starts, JavaLink is
> loaded. By inspecting javaw.exe's running status, it can be found that
> Java is started for PacletManager....
> Personally, I hate Java:
> 1. JRE uses two much memory, and >50MB for PacletManager
> 2. for personal taste.
> is not a good thing to make JavaLink a required
> component to Mathematica. (Some functions need Java)
> The reason for using Java in Mathematica is only for Internet access...=
> I suppose that WRI just want to make the codes related to Internet
> access cross-platform. WRI has already made both the frontend and
> kernel cross-platform, why not implement Internet accessing functions
> on different platform NATIVELY?....

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