Could Python supplant Java?

T. Max Devlin tmax at
Tue Aug 20 21:53:53 CEST 2002

In, I heard netvegetable say:
>Not offering any personal opinion on this conjecture, but a lot of people 
>are saying that java has failed to become a widely accepted cross platform 
>language for applications.
>These leaves the world defenseless against the Microsoft Borg.
>But could Python do the trick? The python interpreter is smaller than the 
>JRE, and it's certainly a nicely structured language, with nearly all the 
>coding features of Java. 

It doesn't have anything to do with the language, veg.  You've got the cause
and effect backwards, RE: MS Borg.

T. Max Devlin
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          to state your case moderately and
             accurately.   - Benjamin Franklin ***

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