NSPR is Java for C applications ?

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Post Posted March 15th, 2022, 8:08 am

Hello guys,

My browser displayed an error page mentioning a PR_IO_TIMEOUT_ERROR. I eventually learned that this
is part of the NSPR runtime. Reading slightly about it, It looks like NSPR is trying to do what Java wanted aims
to do : let the developer write code that works on any platform by hiding platform specific code in the VM. It
offers functions to deal with low-level system details such as threads, memory and file + network I/O ops, among
other things. Is it more or less a Java for C applications ? What is your view on this ?

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