[MUD-Dev] Re: DevMUD: Inheritable modules

James Wilson jwilson at rochester.rr.com
Mon Nov 2 23:47:22 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


On Mon, 02 Nov 1998, Chris Gray wrote:
>[James Wilson:]
>
> >I can only speak for Perl; it can do virtual functions just fine. I'd be a
> >little shocked if Java couldn't do it, but go ahead, shock me.
>
>Java has virtual functions (nothing else, in some ways!). I don't doubt
>that Perl 5 does too. 

that's not what I was talking about.

>That wasn't the question. The question was whether
>those systems are implementation compatible with the virtual function
>scheme of some specific C++ compiler. 

that's what I was talking about.

>That, I *know* is not true, at
>least as far as Java is concerned. Java's setup is defined by the
>Java Virtual Machine specification, and is specific to Java - it is
>not defined to be compatible with anything. Java can call out to
>native functions, but I imagine that is using the usual C calling
>conventions.

how foolish of them.

James




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