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   RE: .NET and .FUD (was Re: Joel on XML)

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  • From: Eldar Musayev <eldarm@microsoft.com>
  • To: 'KenNorth' <KenNorth@email.msn.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 09:29:38 -0700

And don't forget Forth - excellent language used both for fun and
no-hardcode embedded systems. It did luck the marketing hype of Java and was
a bit unusual but very good to develop in it. Completely on virtual machine.

Also there were a lot of smaller applications here and there. Portability of
code was always pain (remeber the success of C?) and no wonder this idea was
floating around for the very long time.

-----Original Message-----
From: KenNorth [mailto:KenNorth@email.msn.com]

> an interpreted /JIT  compiled "Intermediate Language" that is conceptually
pretty similar to the
> idea behind the JVM.

Not an original concept by Microsoft or Sun:

- Ken Bowles' UCSD P-System of the late 1970s used a virtual machine and
intermediate code called p-code for portability

- About 30 years ago, developers built a portable DBMS using a similar
concept, except there was no compiler that emitted intermediate code. That
was the era when hard-core developers used assembly language. They coded
directly in virtual machine opcodes called DMOPs (Data Management
OPerators), which were executed by a DMOPS interpreter.


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