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Maybe I should have put "rules the world" in quotes.
the "importance of" the language does not lie in the language itself: it lies in what has already been written and thoroughly debugged in it.
Also significant to me is how easily and how successfully you can integrate what they did with what you did. The way to get anywhere is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Yes. And Java has much bigger giants than pretty much any other language. So by this metric, it is more "important".