future of python vs java?

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.org
Wed Oct 2 14:32:22 CEST 2002

In article <mailman.1033555623.1901.python-list at python.org>,
Mylene Reiners  <mylene.reiners at cmg.com> wrote:
>Alex et al,
>Yau definitely have a point here. But aren't you afraid that "Python",
>"Jython" and "Nython" (whatever) will grow in different directions?
>I mean, in Java as well as in Python I wrote programs / classes that existed
>already, just because I didn't know they existed (my fault undoubtedly, but
>because of the huge existing native and non-native libraries understandable
>I guess).
>Imagine: an existing Nython class written again in "core" Python because the
>existence was not known...
I don't understand the question.  What's the alternative?
It certainly happens with Java that inexperienced programmers
re-write functionality that's present in official J2EE--'least,
that's what *I* see.

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