[self-interest] self in java (was: The Effort on Self)

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Nov 18 14:39:26 UTC 1999

José Baltasar García Perez-Schofield wrote:
>         In my opinion, a minoritary language like Self should be developed
> in a platform like Java VM. I am not a Java fan, but it provides a virtual
> machine in a variety of platforms, and also a "standard" graphical
> environment. This would allow to get Self expansioned, I think.

Have you seen this effort:


I don't know how it is coming along (last status update with in
March), but it seems to be exactly what you want.

>         Maybe, this is a bad idea because it would run too slowly, and
> would become unusable (UI is now pretty slow, even in a UltraSparc).

I don't find the Self UI slow, but that is probably because I
compare it with Morphic in Squeak ;-)

Between Java in Self (the JED thing) or Self in Java, I feel that
the first option is much more interesting. The results of PocketJava
(written in PocketSmalltalk) seem to confirm this.

-- Jecel

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