Name: rlT66838 Date: 08/12/97
We need to be able to find how much space is
available on a given disk without having to use
native code. If I want to write an installation
program in 100% pure Java, I can't because I
can't find out if there is enough space
available. I could just start copying files
and wait for an error, but that is hardly
This is not a system-specific function, so
surely there is no good reason not to give
access to it.
I very much want Java to succeed and have
convinced my company that it is the way to go,
but this kind of unnecessary limitation is
hurting both of us.