[Baypiggies] Java or Python?

Harry Tormey slander at unworkable.org
Wed Oct 14 20:59:28 CEST 2009

It will be interesting to watch what gets built on the JVM over the
next few years:


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:53:58AM -0700, Bill Janssen wrote:
> Rich Pixley <rich.pixley at palm.com> wrote:
> > Personally, I think java's ok for a scripting language.  Much better
> > than perl.  But lacks the functional programming aspects of python
> > like first class aggregate data structures, iterators, etc.
> I recently came across a 16-page if-then-else piece of Java code,
> apparently written that way because of Java's lack of support for
> hash-table literals...
> Bill
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Harry Tormey
Co Founder P2P Research
Founder PyGameSF
Software Engineer Digidesign

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