Could Python supplant Java?

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Tue Aug 20 19:39:19 CEST 2002

Bo M. Maryniuck wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 August 2002 16:56, Peter Perlsø wrote:
>> I disagree. Java has 10 years of evolution, marketing and buzzworkign
>> behind it. 
> ...and it is still buggy and ugly. Who wants to develop *large* projects
> from the scratch for short time with the language like C++? Only crazy...

Apart from the syntax, there aren't that many similarities with C++. C++ is
IMO a set of languages, where one subset (all methods virtual, using
references exclusively) may resemble Java ;-)

The reason why I don't like Java the language is because it isn't powerful
enough for a B&D language. Mainly the lack of generics/templates is making
for a lot of unnecessary casts in the n-th implementation of a MyTypeVector
for a MyType class. [1]


[1] for the real thing :-)
Gerhard Häring
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