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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
> all I'd get from the standpoint of this code would be not having to
> declare types and a more interactive, introspective environment.
> though that is, it isn't enough of a win, especially since
> 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.