On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 06:56:02PM +0100, Philip Newton wrote:
> Look at what Sun says Java is not suitable for to get a short list. IIRC
> they included stuff such as life support machinery in hospitals, air traffic
> control, and nuclear reactors. Space Shuttle or manned-space-flight rocket

I think this is primarily because Java is not a real-time language (as
in specifiable bounded time for each operation) on account of Java
insisting on providing garbage collection which is almost impossible to
do efficiently in real time.

> control logic probably should also be bug free.

<cue story="the misplaced colon in a Fortran DO loop causing Apollo ??
to crash" />


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