Languages should borrow from one another. My problem with the Java religion is they often act like they invented these things (especially reflection!) when they have not, and you will oft walk into a conversation and hear "oooh, they implemented something like reflection in java". Umh, no. Java needs to credit sources rather than endorsing plagarism.

Meanwhile, it's a dynamic language, and being so tightly bound and shackled, it's missing much of the point. Or it's succeeding in being a extra safe language. It's like a sandbox with no toys in it to play with. Extra safe. No sharp edges. Little room for innovation. Never mind the syntax and enforced rules (i.e. checked exceptions) are so painful you never want to write a single line in the language, thus making it safer...


In reply to Re: J2SE 5.0 new features are just sugar from Perl (and other similar languages). by SpanishInquisition
in thread J2SE 5.0 new features are just sugar from Perl (and other similar languages). by gmpassos

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