jython's future

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Nov 15 03:10:36 CET 2006


At Tuesday 14/11/2006 21:56, Ed Jensen wrote:


>??ukasz Langa <lukasz.langa at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Java was at 1.2 (and compiling Hello World took over 5 minutes)
>
>Bullshit.  Complete and utter bullshit.

That's the plain truth. Python 1.5.2 final release is of 13 April 
1999 <http://www.python.org/download/releases/1.5/>
JDK 1.2.2 came Friday, July 9, 1999 <http://www.cafeaulait.org/1999july.html>

By the time, Oracle8 installer was a Java application, and required 
*several* minutes just to load and start running. That's an example 
of java "speed" at that time.

We used to call Java "Ya va!", which in spanish means something like 
"Wait, I'm coming!" :)


-- 
Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL 

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