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Re: What Java did right (was Re: Y Store now C++)

--John Morrison wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 February 2003 10:39 am, Christopher Barber wrote:
> > > In your opinion, what did Java's designers do right, to persuade
> > > people to use it?
> >
> > They worked for a company that was willing to spend many millions of
> > dollars to market it.
> And Python and (especially) Perl?

>From what I've seen, languages either become popular 
because they have a big sponsor (Cobol, PL/1, Ada, Java) 
or by word of mouth among programmers ambitious enough to 
try a new language (Lisp, C, Smalltalk, Perl, Python).

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