Re: Why use Java in Mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg78208] Re: [mg78191] Why use Java in Mathematica?*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:07:43 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <a6e65e8d0706220205m63dc9817id956db71bd8457c3@mail.gmail.com> <200706251104.HAA05007@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

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. > >....it 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...= =2E > > 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?.... -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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