Interesting Quote

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at carnageblender.com
Fri Aug 12 11:47:54 MDT 2005


On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:38:00 -0600, "Stuart Jansen"
<sjansen at buscaluz.org> said:
> 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.

More like, Microsoft started talking about how great generics were so
the Java guys copied them without thinking hard enough.

-Jonathan



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