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Re: dual-language systems increase modularity

On Nov 16, 2003, at 11:16 AM, Michael Vanier wrote:
>  Sure, I *could* put a scripting
>    language on top of java (kawa or jython come to mind), but 
> essentially
>    all I'd get from the standpoint of this code would be not having to
>    declare types and a more interactive, introspective environment.  
> Nice
>    though that is, it isn't enough of a win, especially since 
> programming
>    in java is not particularly painful.  Also, I don't have to design 
> in a
>    reflection mechanism, since java already has one.

This is true in many cases, though if you're doing something very 
dynamic (like writing an interactive development environment) using a 
language like Java turns out to be a big problem.

-- Steve