Interesting Quote

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Fri Aug 12 11:38:00 MDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 10:18 -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> Er, no.  A primary design goal of Java, that was largely delivered on,
> was to be more orthogonal (i.e., have Less Ways To Do It) than C++.

And then they discovered it was too restricted so the language had to be
modified in ways that now feel slightly unnatural in order to
accommodate reasonably frequent idioms.

Stuart Jansen                   e-mail/jabber: sjansen at

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