Java 1.4 vs 5

Marius Scurtescu marius at
Fri Aug 25 16:35:03 UTC 2006

On 24-Aug-06, at 4:48 PM, Granqvist, Hans wrote:

> I like 1.4.
> Java 5 bytecodes only execute on Java >=5 so that limits adoption.
> If you're using J2SE 1.4 and force yourself to use nothing fancier  
> than
> ~1.2/1.3 constructs, there is a good chance your code can be
> reused or recompiled for smaller devices, so that's something to think
> about, perhaps.  (Hey, I want my idp on my phone ;)

OK, I'll stick with Java 1.4.

For smaller devices you'll run into other issues, but you are right,  
with 1.4 you are one step closer.


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