Posted by markbr
on December 25, 2009 at 6:24 PM PST
Why does Sun call their VM for CDC devices C Virtual Machine ? Isn't that confusing. I mean it appears that is a virtual machine for the C language, not java. On the mobility faq sun says:
What is the difference between a Java virtual machine (JVM) and a C virtual machine (CVM)?
The short answer is that CVM is a JVM. The longer answer is that CVM is a full-featured JVM designed for higher-end, emerging, next generation consumer electronic and embedded devices, that is, devices with a 32-bit processor and 2Mb+ of total memory. These devices include wireless communicators (such as devices running Symbian's EPOC OS), high-end PDAs (for example, devices running embedded Linux or Windows CE), residential gateways, automotive telematic systems, and screenphones.
It's really confusing. Or I'm missing the point????