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[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 13-Feb-2004 9:40

Hi, Karl, Karl Robillard wrote:
> I'm not a Java expert, but I assume that there is a formal specification for > Java and that there are many implementations (Sun, IBM, Blackdown?). That > may explain why people would be comfortable adopting Java but not REBOL. >
The authoritative page is The Java Language Specification, Second Edition - Written by the inventors of the technology, this book is the definitive technical reference for the Java programming language. If you want to know the precise meaning of the language's constructs, this is the source for you. The book provides complete, accurate, and detailed coverage of the syntax and semantics of the Java programming language. It describes all aspects of the language, including the semantics of all types, statements, and expressions, as well as threads and binary compatibility. The entire spec is available on-line in HTML, downloadable in HTML and PDF (both ZIPped), and orderable in dead-tree form. Having a definitive specification makes it possible to learn more efficiently then trial-and-error or ask-somebody-when-stumped, and also makes it possible to distinguish implementation defects (bugs) from cases of I-didn't-understand-that-feature. -jn- -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Joel Neely joelDOTneelyATfedexDOTcom 901-263-4446 Enron Accountingg in a Nutshell: 1c=$0.01=($0.10)**2=(10c)**2=100c=$1