The Industry choice

Aahz aahz at
Fri Dec 31 01:23:46 CET 2004

In article <1104425916.615972.97530 at>,
Sridhar  R <sridharinfinity at> wrote:
>What makes such companies to choose Java over dynamic, productive
>languages like Python?  Are there any viable, technical reasons for

It's a decent cross-platform way of delivering libraries compared to C
libraries.  We've been forced into Java because fewer and fewer credit
card processing libraries are available as C libraries.  Just yesterday,
I ran into some annoyance because the PGP library I'm using doesn't allow
recombining their .jar files due to signing.  Which has some good and bad
features, I suppose.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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