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Ben Brosgol <[log in to unmask]>
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> That restriction was in the java license because java is
> garbage-collected and the garbage collector can run at
> arbittrary times and take however long it needs.  Thus,
> hard realtime is not a good idea with java.  Whatever
> faults java may have,  that license provision was not an
> admission by Sun of any defects, just features.  BTW, I
> don't see it in the license that comes with JDK 1.4101.
> Why not IDK.

GC was one (but not the only) reason for the disclaimer.  "Java technology"
includes the class libraries, and that stuff was definitely not written to
comply with any software safety standards.

Ben Brosgol
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