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Re: Re: Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"

by thewalledcity (Friar)
on Dec 31, 2002 at 16:59 UTC ( #223381=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"
in thread Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"

Well Java does not have some of the lower level access to the system that you can get by using perl. (Every try getting a listing of PIDS and open ports to kill a runaway server in Java?) I think this boils down to: "use the right tool for each job". Java is pretty good for doing the Web Application thing (aside from the complexity of EJBs), but I would not want to write system maintance programs in Java.
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Re^3: Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 04, 2003 at 13:40 UTC
    That might be a good point, except Perl is rather pretty good for the webapp arena too.. :)

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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