Re: java v. javascript

Subject: Re: java v. javascript
From: "Kristine J. Olberg" <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 16:33:41 -0600

Technically you're right. I was pointing out gross differences. Still, Java
is more like C and C++ than JavaScript is.

> From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>
> Kristine J. Olberg wrote:
> >
> > You're right. There is a difference between Java and JavaScript. Java
is a
> > compiled language like C or C++, while JavaScript is interpreted.
> Thst's not entirely true. Java is compiled to bit code, which is
> interpreted by the Java Virtual Machine. The Java Virtual Machine has to
> be present in some form for the Java executable to run. I passed this by
> the Java guy I share an office with. He said (and this is probably more
> than you'll ever want to know) that there are a few different ways this
> can work:
> The bottom line is, the Java Virtual Machine has to be around someplace
> or you can't run a Java program. In that way, it's not like C or C++.

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