Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Dumb JVM Question
Author Jim Starkey
At 07:44 AM 4/19/00 +1000, Daniel_Work@... wrote:
>With an intergrated JVM should it only support a subset of the langauge and
>base classes or would it need everything?

It is neither possible nor desirable to subset the language. Assuming
we're not somehow subject to a Sun license, which doesn't allow subsetting
anything (see Sun v. Microsoft), only a small subset of the base
classes need supporting. The question, incidentally, is not whether
to support a given class, but whether to support the native functions
required by an implementation of the class. Interestingly enough,
the number of native function required to support Java 1.2 is probably
about ten times that of Java 1.0.

There is obviously no need to support (ugh) AWT. Passing a Connection
object to support JDBC from within a trigger, UDF, or stored procedure
would be straightforward and rather neat.

Jim Starkey