newbie question

Richard Jones richard at
Thu Aug 23 02:08:09 CEST 2001

On Thursday 23 August 2001 09:25, George Garnett wrote:
> Python has been re-written into jpython in which the language closely
> parallels the java language. The main difference is java enforces strong
> type casting (which is good), where jpython does not (its a gimmick to not
> scare off non professional programmers who don't want to take the time to
> verify every line of code is type casted correctly (this is the part where
> I'll get beat up on) ).

Yes, you will. And to explain why, here's an interview with "Bruce Eckel, 
whose book Thinking in Java, Second Edition recently won the JavaWorld 
Editors' Choice Award".

It's long, but well worth it. Do a text search for "typing" and read that 
paragraph if you don't want to read the whole thing.


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