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Re: Re: Why use Java in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg78240] Re: [mg78208] Re: [mg78191] Why use Java in Mathematica?
  • From: "厉正吉" <zhengji.li at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 05:13:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <a6e65e8d0706220205m63dc9817id956db71bd8457c3@mail.gmail.com>

On 6/26/07, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:
> 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?
>

We need not to  "reinvent the wheel" only if the wheel is good enough.

Mathematica also uses JAVA for database accessing, importing data from
Internet, and even Sound (I am not quite sure).


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