On Jan 28, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Barry Gerdes wrote:

Something that works everywhere not just in selected platforms or programs
Of course there is no universal version at the moment. It is just a term to describe what is necessary

But that implies that it's possible, and that's just not the case.  Java is the only thing that has it; even things like Python & Perl rely on C libraries, and any C-family of code is always going to have these issues.  Unfortunate, but the way it is.