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

> >> 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.

> Chris: isn't your comment the typical "sour grapes" excuse? :)

Not at all.  There are clearly technical reasons why Java has been
successful, but without Sun's marketing heft and willingness to invest
heavily in the technology, the language would be no where near as prevalent
as it is today.