Why Python/Jython?

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Fri Mar 23 04:32:22 CET 2001


"Andrew Kuchling" <akuchlin at mems-exchange.org> wrote in message
news:3dy9txzed1.fsf at ute.cnri.reston.va.us...
> "Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at yahoo.com> writes:
> > *blink* -- I'm hardly a Java-ite, myself, but
> > "install and configure a minimal JDK" I would
> > estimate as typically a 10-minute job (on, say,
> > NT -- is it an order of magnitude harder on,
> > say, Linux?!).  Maybe I misunderstand what
> > you mean...?
>
> A co-worker of mine once took an hour to install the JDK on Solaris;
> most of this time was spent lost on Sun's horribly organized Web site
> trying to find the exact version required.
>
However this is simply due to Java's immaturity. As biotechnologists might
say of light bulbs, a correctly-configured installer will work out what it
needs, download itself, run, and ask you whether you want to reboot or load
Linux.

just-jokingly y'rs  - steve







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