Will GPL Java eat into Python marketshare?

Maurice LING mauriceling at acm.org
Thu Nov 16 09:55:18 CET 2006

Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 22:41:19 GMT, Maurice LING <mauriceling at acm.org>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>>I'm hoping for a more optimistic outcome that this may open a 
>>possibility for tigher interoperability between java programs and python 
>>programs. That is, run java class files or java codes natively on python 
>>VM. Is this still a blue sky dream?
> 	Most unlikely to happen... I don't really see anyone going to the
> effort to change the javac back-end to target a totally different
> runtime engine. 

I admit that it is very very unlikely. I guess it is just a wild dream 
of mine to run Java bytecodes and Python bytecodes on Python VM. I do 
have a wild vision that we can import java libraries (as jar files) into 


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