Interesting Quote

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

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


More information about the PLUG mailing list