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

On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 16:38, Scott McKay wrote:
> At 4:04 PM -0400 8/21/03, Guy Steele - Sun Microsystems Labs wrote:
> >
> >
> >And you're right: we were not out to win over the Lisp programmers;
> >we were after the C++ programmers.  We managed to drag a lot of them
> >about halfway to Lisp.  Aren't you happy?
> >
> I would be happier had the hype campaign not presented
> Java as the ultimate programming language, obviating any
> need for any more programming languages, ever.  Yes, it
> dragged a lot of people halfway to Lisp, but it also
> tricked them into thinking that that's as far as they
> need ever look.

If the hype campaign had said --
    Hey! We've got this language that's about halfway between where you
    are and a really good language.
-- it probably would not have been effective.