Interesting Quote

JStay at mediageneral.com JStay at mediageneral.com
Fri Aug 12 11:50:24 MDT 2005


So, how was the meeting with Damian?

Jesse 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On 
> Behalf Of Jonathan Ellis
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 1:48 PM
> To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Interesting Quote
> 
> 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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