Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_dev,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Java advice needed

I'm starting to write the S2 parser and compiler, and I intended to write them in Java.... the first backend will generate Perl code, and later we could have PHP, C++, servlet backends, etc..

Now, my question is--- what version of Java should I use? Most of my Java experience in the past was with 1.0.x, and later in 1.1.x. I've never written any Java2 stuff (1.2.x or 1.3.x) .

Linux and FreeBSD both seem to have beta, decent, and/or maintained ports of each of these JDKs, so all seem like a fine choice.

Which should I use? Going out to eat now..... I want to start programming when I get back. :-P

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