[ale] Ale Inc.? (was RE: [ale] surviving sans work
fletch at phydeaux.org
Mon Feb 4 19:45:46 EST 2002
>>>>> "Benjamin" == Benjamin Scherrey <scherrey at innoverse.com> writes:
Benjamin> My USD$0.02... I'm an early adopter of Java, saw a
Benjamin> great potential in it, and have since completely
Benjamin> abandoned it for various reasons. That said, the link's
I wrote the book on Java.
OK, part of a book on Java.
Well, it was from Sams.
But it could really hurt if you threw it at someone.
Having said that, I have long since returned to my dark
Benjamin> contents are pure drivel and not even meaningful
Benjamin> comparisons or criticisms. Simply a language flame. The
Benjamin> guy loves Perl and wants to define all languages in
Benjamin> comparison to Perl which is silly and useless.
I'd disagree. It is meaningful to point out that if you're
doing Java, you do it OOP and you're not given a choice (even Python
(*shudder* :) will let you get away with being somewhat procedural for
the main body of your program; at least for things on the order of
`hello world'). It's meaningful that Java enforces strong typing
(with all the benefits and hindrances that brings with it).
While it does focus on a perl perspective (given that's what
the author uses) and some of the features are things 95% (or 99%) of
the time you probably wouldn't need. But when you do need them,
they're not there.
And the author pointed out that this page of JWZ's does a bit
better at getting across some of what he was trying to get across (in
a less perl-y fashion).
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