[MUD-Dev] Re: PDMud (was Re: Bruce Sterling on Virtual Community goals)

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Wed Oct 21 15:30:22 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

On Wed, 21 Oct 1998 18:32:17 -0400 
Hal Black<hal at moos.ml.org> wrote:

> I hate to harp on Java again, but have the would-be VM designers
> looked at the Java Virtual Machine?  As far as I know, that spec
> is free to use, and there are already some reference VM
> interpreters to test any one we would build against.  I really
> don't know much about the JVM, so maybe it is inappropriate for
> what we want to do, maybe people just want to have fun building a
> VM, I don't know.  8')

I'll note in support of this that the Java VM lends itself
reasonably well to this sort of abuse, as witnessed by products such 
as NetREXX and others which compile down to JVM bytecode.

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