Java vs Python

Martijn Faassen m.faassen at
Sun May 28 17:32:27 EDT 2000

Cees de Groot <cg at> wrote:
> Martijn Faassen <m.faassen at> said:
>>The only place Python isn't known very well is the Netherlands. At least
>>I feel this when I  look at the state of nl.comp.programmeren, the Dutch
>>programming newsgroup. (i.e. "how do I change the color of a button
>>in VB??????!!") :)
> With schools giving credits for doing your MCSE, the state of programming
> in this country is indeed very bad. Luckily, Sun has come up with the
> idea of doing a real developer conference (a novum for the Netherlands),
> which was sort of fun to do (

Hm, neat. With a heavy focus on Java, I notice. :)

> We could present
> a bunch of Python talks next year - the conference is totally marketing
> and M$ free, but for the rest most everything goes. 

Cool. I see they had some neat stuff on memetics and evolutionary computing.
A few Python talks would be a good idea, indeed.


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