sparcalarms, was Re: [rescue] Perverse Question
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jun 16 01:34:52 CDT 2003
On Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 10:17 PM, Eric Josephson wrote:
>>> OTOH, Java runs on cell phones, so obviously there is some kind of
>>> subset that it can be cut back to. Or perhaps Sun has hired some
>>> software developers who understand assembler for some platforms?
>> There are even Java VMs for 8-bit microcontrollers...it's gaining
>> great popularity in the embedded world. One Java VM for the 8-bit
>> architecture is all of 24Kbytes in size.
> A Java VM on the 8051? Can it do anything useful, or is
> it a just a toy demonstration?
It's a commercial product that's quite capable, surprisingly.
> You can do a lot with an 8051. More than you ever should, really.
Yup. I've spent the last 1.5yrs doing more with 8051s than is
reasonable. It has cost me a great deal of sleep.
Sounds like you've done a bit of that too. ;)
Dave McGuire "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL for the occasion." -Doc Shipley
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