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Re: Y Store now C++

On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 12:32 AM, Sundar Narasimhan wrote:

> To cut a long story short, I completely disagree that Java was written
> for applets or marketed solely as that.

Right on.  While I thought applets were "neat," I remember the real 
pull of Java for me was "write once, run anywhere."

There was some disappointment when that turned out to need additional 
work, as did performance, but there has been much progress.  One of the 
greater joys I have these days is being able to download a well built 
Java application, and then run it immediately on four platforms (MacOS, 
GNU/Linux, Solaris, Windows).

Where I work, Java is the easiest sell to management.  Perl is almost 
mainstream too.  Python is getting there.  Ruby makes newcomers smile.  
Scheme would satisfy if more people spent time with it -- which makes 
me think the missing book in my bookshelf is an O'Reilly [or GNU] 
"Scheme Cookbook."