Re: Java and the FSSTND

Robert de Bath (
Mon, 13 May 1996 20:55:30 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 13 May 1996, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> I really like the Java idea, because we can add in the very same way
> directly executable LISP code
> automagically displaying PostScript (via ghostscript)
> ..what else..?
> I always thought Java is somthing inside the HTTP world, but now it's
> in the OS. Please ignore my ironic message, but I always thought the
> kernel is policy-free.

Didn't you know that module is actually version 0 of the magic
interpreter module; you know the one that you program by a writeable
/proc entry with lines like this:

0 belong 0xcafebabe /usr/bin/java
0 string <!--applet /usr/bin/appletviewer
0 lelong 0x04200301 /lib/elksemu
0 belong 0x1B3 /usr/bin/mpeg
0 string GIF87a /usr/bin/zgv
0 string GIF89a /usr/bin/zgv

I expect V1 will be along soon :-)

Rob.                           (Robert de Bath <>)