On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
> also, mono is pretty much "there" for application development,
> judging from what I've been seeing recently. I still think it's
> just a copy of java, which is a crappy language anyway, though, so
> I'll give it a miss. ;)
Java isnt a language though. It's a trinity of JVM, the standard Java
class libraries and the Java compiled language. And note you dont per
se have to write your appliction in Java to run on the JVM, there are
c->jvm byte code compilers available as well as (iiuc)
python->bytecode interpreter (Jython i think its called). Tim Bray's
recent blog is interesting:
Python, Perl, etc, for JVM could be quite neat.
Aside: I used to hate Java apps, as a user experience, because they
were always *so* damn slow. However the Sun Java people seem to
have done a lot of performance work, as a Java 1.5 app i use
regularly is perfectly responsive, where mozilla often can be a bit
Mozilla + XUL - the Java 1.2 UI experience of today? ;)
1. I work for Sun, but have absolutely no interest in Java..
2. Nor do i speak for Sun ;)
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