1996-04-30 - Re: The Joy of Java

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@piermont.com>
To: Scott Brickner <sjb@universe.digex.net>
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Reply To: <199604292229.SAA08088@universe.digex.net>
UTC Datetime: 1996-04-30 06:21:53 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 14:21:53 +0800

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@piermont.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 14:21:53 +0800
To: Scott Brickner <sjb@universe.digex.net>
Subject: Re: The Joy of Java
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Message-ID: <199604292245.SAA10827@jekyll.piermont.com>
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Scott Brickner writes:
> I don't understand what you mean by "insufficiently powerful".  It's as
> expressively powerful as most high-level languages, and computationally
> Turing equivalent.  It's lack of power seems entirely in the performance
> arena, which may be solved, eventually.

Java applications can't save files to disk or use data files on
disk. If you were, for instance, buying two CPU weeks of idle time on
some machines, you would need stuff like checkpointing or the ability
to save intermediate results.