> > Hello-
> > I'm just starting out to learn Java and I would like to right applets to
> > interact with the Solaris OS.
> If you're willing to give up portability, you could use the
> System.exec() method. See the JDK's documentation.
> Better solution would be to write your own implementation of ls
> using the java.io.* classes, so the code would work on any
> operating system.
> Joe Kesselman
I am fairly new to Java programming but am beginning to get a bit bothered
by the "proliferation" of classes; eg lots of people out there all writing
their own version of "print out the contents of the following directory",
some calling it "ls", some calling it "dir", some calling it "cat" or whatever.
Is there any attempt to coordinate some of these things? After all "classes"
are the equivalent of "nouns" in any human language and the prospect of a
dictionary growing by leaps and bounds where everyone is adding their own
words in, with their own esoteric meanings (and lots of overlaps) doesn't
seem to be ideal - or have I missed something? Perhaps everything ought to
be regarded as temporary until officially designated a Bean. Do companies
at least have their own internal "Bean Bags"?