Cast not your Perl before swine?

Dave Smith dave at
Mon Dec 17 11:48:22 MST 2007

Bryan Sant wrote:
> Why purposely avoid Java?

Some time before I started working there (a few years ago), Java burned 
us (them) pretty hard. We were trying to support older Solaris, Windows, 
and Red Hat 7.3 at the same time. I believe locale problems played a big 
part, not to mention how hard it was (is?) to write a Swing app that 
doesn't look ugly and hang a lot.

We've gone to Qt/C++ and Python for pretty much everything and are 
totally happy with it.


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