Re: Java in OS?

Mike Shaver (
Thu, 2 May 1996 19:31:24 -0400 (EDT)

Thus spake Michael K. Johnson:
> No, not a daemon. Just make Java an executable file format that
> uses an interpreter. Essentially the same as a shell script,
> except that a few lines of magic get added that recognize a
> Java app and call the interpreter. Just one more executable
> file format that gets interpreted in user space.

How would you specify where to find the interpreter? Compiled Java
doesn't have comments, so you couldn't use the #!-style approach.

Hard-code it in, perhaps as a config option?

Other than that, it doesn't seem like a bad idea...certainly a nice
marketing `feature', actual `should it be in the kernel?' questions


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