Java vs Python
gmcm at hypernet.com
Fri May 26 23:24:55 CEST 2000
Robb Shecter <shecter at darmstadt.gmd.de> wrote:
>... Java has the design goal
>of hiding -all- system dependencies.
>Python seems to go about half-way in this direction.
>... I've seen, first hand, successful cases of "porting" a
>Java program that was written on Linux to NT by just copying the
And I've seen many, many cases where differences in JVMs (even
on the same OS) required all kinds of horrendous work arounds to
get acceptable behavior.
It's bad enough that hiding system dependencies tends towards
least-common-denominator functionality. It's an insult when I have
to employ fancy work arounds where "if sys.platform ..." will do.
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