Re: JAVA For DOS...?
- From: H-Man <I-Hate@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 15:58:44 -0600
On 23 Aug 2005 08:48:44 -0700, gswork@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> H-Man wrote:
>> On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 21:16:48 -0500, Skip Somerstein wrote:
>>> Are there any JAVA interpreters for true DOS?
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>> I believe there never will be due to the 8.3 filename restrictions. I ran a
>> DOS based web server for a while and tried to serve Java appletts, *.class
>> files. There was no way I could find to make this happen, so AFAIK, it
>> would be a very partial implementation if it ever did come about.
> i would imagine that running the JVM on DOS would require that DOS be
> so amended to cope with Java class hierarchies and be a 32bit OS. It
> would be as if making a VM on top of DOS in order to support the Java
> I'm fairly sure it could be done, perhaps it has to some extent
> somewhere. However, by the time you've gone to those lengths you could
> have just loaded Windows or Linux.
I agree, and thanks for that. A bit short sighted, I was. I never
condidered that a VM on top of DOS was a possibility for this, but it most
certainly is. As you said though, it would not be worth the effort
considering the alternatives already out there.
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