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Re: Java

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Dan Weinreb wrote:
> James Gosling, generally considered the primary designer of Java, had
> previous been well-known for his Emacs-family editor (known, at least
> in circles I was in, as "Gosling Emacs), which was based on a dialect
> of Lisp.  The original Java team (the "Firstperson" group) included
> additional people who knew a lot about Lisp.  One may disagree with
> the design decisions in Java but I don't think it's fair or accurate
> to ascribe them to ignorance on the part of the designers.

Interestingly, Java appears to be the language you get when lisp
programmers design for a market of competent C/C++ programmers rather
than a market of neo-phile hackers.


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