Python should try to displace Java
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Tue Aug 12 14:29:11 CEST 2003
Doug Tolton <dtolton at yahoo.com> writes:
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 18:43:08 -0700, "Brandon J. Van Every"
> <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com> wrote:
> >- in 5 years, nobody will be doing significant amounts of new application
> >development in C++. The writing is on the wall: garbage collection is
> >essential. Any C++ code will be support and legacy libraries.
> That's a ridiculous blanket statement. People will be doing C++
> development for a long time beyond that. There are people still
You (like me) misread what he wrote, I suspect. *Application*
development, not development in general. I see no reason to disagree
that that would be sane (doesn't mean it's going to happen in five
years, of course).
> than C# does. MS really shot themselves in the foot when they went to
> dotnet, essentially the adopted the Java platform 8 years after Java.
> Now they are playing catchup with an inferior product. I doubt
> they'll ever catch up to Java overall.
Remains to be seen.
> >- Ergo, Java is the weakling of the litter for Python to attack.
> No factual basis for this statement. Java and Python are really
> entirely different things. Python is meant as a scripting language,
> Java is a Systems programming language. It is meant as an alternative
> to C++, Python isn't.
Well, that's certainly frequently debated.
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