OT - Re: GPL Java
blr at robertsr.us
Fri Nov 10 10:12:48 MST 2006
On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 04:21:39PM -0700, Bryan Sant wrote:
> I would ask the question, what is it about /trashing/ Java that is so
> important to you?
Java is popular. That's why people love to hate it. Big slow, evil
proprietary software using and producing companies uset it a lot.
Never mind that it's the right tool for the job, it's guilt by
> Anyway, it just bugs me when I see negative comments about Java that
> aren't based in demonstrable fact.
Same here. Some of my (recent) favorites are:
"I worked at this company where they spent all their time in meetings.
And they use Java. Java sucks."
"Java and J2EE encourage you to use threads and threads are scary.
I hadn't seen the "Java is very class-oriented and consistent in that.
Java sucks." before.
At least the last one is a defensible stylistic preference, like
saying lisp is bad because of all the parens (note that I'M NOT saying
that, just saying that it's analogous).
I program in Java, C, C++, python, C# and perl for work. I frequently
stop myself from pointing out demonstrably untrue positive and
negative assertions about more than one of these languages on this
list and elsewhere. Except perl. I'm a recently recovered perl hater
and there are people way more qualified than me to bash and and defend
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