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Re: Paul Graham's PyCon Keynote

I suspect it's not "given his experience" so much as "given that
the DoD likes big projects to be written in Java."   And indeed
the fact that the DoD likes Java so much seems to me one of the
stronger antirecommedations for it.  Remember the last language
they really loved. --pg

--John Morrison wrote:
> On Thursday 10 April 2003 16:17, Paul Graham wrote:
> > Graphics is one of the special applications I was careful
> > to exempt from such predictions.  I expect that it (along
> > with e.g. cryptography and simulations) will continue to have
> > special-purpose hardware and languages to match.  --pg
> Make of this what you will: The DoD's "next generation," applied AI
> simulation system, which will cost several hundreds of millions of
> dollars -- the OneSAF "Objective System" -- is being written in Java.
> http://www.onesaf.org/
> It's kind of interesting that one of the chief designers worked on
> BBN's Butterfly Lisp parallel processing system (I think he worked the
> parallel GC aspect).  And yet, given his experience, they are writing
> special purpose tactical languages and interpreters/VMs.