Java compatibility? (was Re: Not a bash, just the facts)

Matthew R. Dempsky mrd at
Sun Mar 26 23:38:54 UTC 2006

On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 04:38:11PM +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> With Java there's a trade-off with being able to run the same code 
> across many platforms, and backwards compatibility. An app coded to 
> 1.4.2 will run on any 1.4.2 compliant VM *or later*.

If 1.5 is available and will run 1.4.2 code, then why would people fuss 
about wanting to use 1.4.2?

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