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Re: bindings and assignments (was: Re: continuations)

At 2:58 PM -0400 8/21/03, sundar@ascent.com wrote:
>Unlike Scott though, I wouldn't ascribe this sort of end result to
>laziness.. people get awfully defensive w/ words like that after all. I
>have personally rationalized a lot of the decisions in Java (and Lisp) as
>decisions/judgements made wrt. allocation of resources under the
>constraints that particular groups of people faced at particular points in
>time. It's not right or wrong.. it's just reasonable .. and it's the way
>the world works. And of course, we can make it better next time around.

Yeah, sorry about that.  Java really raises my hackles
in a way that makes me more immoderate than I normally
am.  It's the huge gap between what Java could have
been and what it actually is that I find so annoying,
when coupled with the hype.