[ExI] sick man of the internet?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Tue May 20 21:44:49 UTC 2014

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 11:56:08AM -0700, spike wrote:
> >... On Behalf Of BillK
> Subject: Re: [ExI] sick man of the internet?
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM, spike wrote:
> >>... Anders, I read a comment by you the other day which has been rattling 
> > around in my head like a marble in an empty coffee can.  It was 
> > something about Java being the sick man of the internet.  Perhaps I 
> > misunderstood.  Please sir, why is that?
> >...Many, many, many security problems. Many authorities recommend disabling
> Java in your browser, unless you really, really need it for certain
> must-have websites.
> See:
> <http://www.tomsguide.com/us/disable-java-computer,news-18042.html>  BillK
> _______________________________________________
> Ja, so what's its replacement?  Suppose I have an application that I wrote,
> or an algorithm that I worked out on Excel for instance.  I want it to run
> on iPads and cell phones and such.  What do I do?

Last time I checked, Java was not allowed on iphones. I guess this is
still valid assumption. Actually nothing interesting was allowed
either. Of course after jailbreak it could (maybe). I choose to not
care much, because the whole idea of "has to jailbreak/root" is sick
for me.

The folks doing Free Pascal Compiler might have a solution for
you. They claim they can compile to almost everything in use out
there. I am a bit too shy to go back to Pascal but have considered
once or twice. They also have portable graphics (i.e. GUI) for many
targetted platforms. Apart from Java, this might be the closest to
what you want. And Java does not run everywhere, like I wrote. And FPC
makes fast binaries (on PC, at least), some folks use it for algo

Tomasz Rola

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