On Thu, 31 May 2001, Sean Russell wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 09:11:25AM +0900, Wayne Blair wrote:
> > I see java as a potential trojan horse (not in the pejorative sense but I
> > can't think of a more accurate term) to get ruby distributed in the
> > commercial world, where server side java libraries are much easier to get
> > deployed than native code.  I'm not saying that makes much sense, but in my
> 
> Or, in our case, it would make using Ruby *possible*.  We don't have the
> authority to install a Ruby executable on all of the Forest Service servers,
> but we *can* get authorization to get a jar file installed, and Java is 
> installed on all Forest Service computers, both servers and workstations.
> If we had a Java implementation of Ruby, it would become practical to
> begin application development in Ruby.
> 
> --- SER

Very valid point, and I am sure that Sean is not alone in this
predicament. Think of all the ISPs that allow a Java installation but
willl balk at installing yet another language for their users.