[Novalug] [OT] New programming langugages based on JVM -- was "Scala users"
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Wed Oct 21 15:45:01 EDT 2009
As much as the engineer in me dislikes Java byte code's stack-based
machine approach, there's something to be said about standardizing on
a single byte code and standard class library.
Whether it's the Java JNI, .NET CLR, 3rd party languages targetting Java
byte code, and the number of libraries designed for Java's Classlibs, it's
nice to see some standardization after all these years where people agree
X and Y are the targets and libs that people will use the most.
From: John Warren <jpwarren00 at gmail.com>
Very true Dave, very true.
At work I only have time for PHP and the usual CSS and HTML it sometimes involves. It takes months to learn a new language on your own time, family and social life willing, so it's very rarely worth the effort.
I think Scala might be different though, it's designed by the designer of the JAVAC reference compiler, and binary compatibility with plain Java libraries is one of the primary goals of it's design. With Oracle running Java now, who knows, maybe Scala will be a more attractive enterprise alternative. I definitely think it has the potential.
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